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acescent

[ uh-ses-uhnt ]
/ əˈsɛs ənt /
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adjective

turning sour; slightly sour; acidulous.

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Origin of acescent

1725–35; <Latin acēscent- (stem of acēscēns souring, present participle of acēscere), equivalent to ac- sharp + -ēscent--escent
a·ces·cence, a·ces·cen·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acescent

acescent
/ (əˈsɛsənt) /

adjective

slightly sour or turning sour
acescence or acescency, noun
C18: from Latin acēscent-, from acēscere to become sour, from ācer sharp
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