- turning sour; slightly sour; acidulous.
Origin of acescent
1725–35; < Latin acēscent- (stem of acēscēns souring, present participle of acēscere), equivalent to ac- sharp + -ēscent- -escent
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Examples from the Web for acescent
A common cause of cramp is indigestion, and the use of acescent liquors; these should be avoided.
- slightly sour or turning sour
C18: from Latin acēscent-, from acēscere to become sour, from ācer sharp
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