[uh-ses-uh nt]


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
Related formsa·ces·cence, a·ces·cen·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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slightly sour or turning sour
Derived Formsacescence or acescency, noun

Word Origin for acescent

C18: from Latin acēscent-, from acēscere to become sour, from ācer sharp
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