meaning of acetic

acetic meaning in General Dictionary

Of a pertaining to vinegar producing vinegar producing vinegar as acetic fermentation

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  • associated with or containing acetic acid
  • Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; making vinegar; as, acetic fermentation.
  • with respect to, containing, or produced from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour flavor of vinegar arrives.

acetic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1808, from French ac


acetic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of a pertaining to vinegar; creating vinegar; making vinegar; since, acetic fermentation.

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  • (a.) with respect to, containing, or produced from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter could be the acid that the bad style of vinegar flow from.

Sentence Examples with the word acetic

It combines with ortho-diamines, in the presence of acetic acid, to form phenazines.

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