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a·ce·tum

 (ə-sē′təm)
n.
1. Vinegar.
2. An acetic acid solution of a drug.

[Latin acētum; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

acetum

(əˈsiːtəm)
n
1. (Pathology) another name for vinegar
2. (Elements & Compounds) a solution that has dilute acetic acid as solvent
[Latin]

a•ce•tum

(əˈsi təm)

n.
a preparation having vinegar or dilute acetic acid as the solvent.
[< Latin: vinegar]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acetum - a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)acetum - a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)
acetic acid, ethanoic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
2.acetum - sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservativeacetum - sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
chili vinegar - fiery vinegar flavored with chili peppers
cider vinegar - vinegar made from cider
wine vinegar - vinegar made from wine
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The martyrs' ordeals are linked to Christ's tribulations in the passio Maximae, Secundae et Donatillae [section] 3, when the proconsul orders to give Maxima and Donatilla gall (fel) and vinegar (acetum).