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 (ə-sē′təs, ăs′ĭ-təs)
1. Of, relating to, or producing acetic acid or vinegar.
2. Having an acetic taste; sour-tasting.

[Middle English, sour, from Medieval Latin acētōsus, vinegary, from Latin acētum, vinegar; see acetum.]


(ˈæsɪtəs; əˈsiː-) or


1. (Chemistry) containing, producing, or resembling acetic acid or vinegar
2. tasting like vinegar
[C18: from Late Latin acētōsus vinegary, from acētum vinegar]


(ˈæs ɪ təs, əˈsi-)

also ac•e•tose

(-ˌtoʊs, -toʊs)

1. containing or producing acetic acid.
2. sour; producing or resembling vinegar; vinegary.
[1770–80; < Late Latin acetōsus. See acetum, -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acetous - tasting or smelling like vinegar
sour - having a sharp biting taste


Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids:
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'[Vinegar] is produced from raw materials of different agricultural origin containing starch and sugars, that are subjected to a process of double fermentation, alcoholic, and acetous,' said the book, Fermented Foods in Health and Disease Prevention.
Domingo said that, although synthetic acetic acid may not be harmful to human health, vinegar products should have undergone the "natural process of alcoholic or acetous fermentation of natural raw materials" as in accordance with the agency's standard.
The beverage of this time was much closer to what one would consider hard cider today: "the vinous liquor produced by fermentation of the juice of apples, before acetous or vinegar fermentation has succeeded," as described by J.M.