AskDefine | Define acetous

Dictionary Definition

acetous adj : tasting like vinegar [syn: acetose, vinegary]

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Etymology

acetum vinegar, from acere to be sour.

Pronunciation

a*ce-tous
  • /'æ.sɪ.təs/, /ə'siː.təs/

Adjective

  1. Having a sour taste; sour; acid.
    Quotations
  2. Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.

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