acetic

[ uh-see-tik, uh-set-ik ]
/ əˈsi tɪk, əˈsɛt ɪk /

adjective

pertaining to, derived from, or producing vinegar or acetic acid.

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Origin of acetic

First recorded in 1800–10; acet- + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM acetic

sem·i·a·ce·tic, adjectiveun·a·ce·tic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH acetic

acetic , aesthetic, ascetic
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British Dictionary definitions for acetic

acetic
/ (əˈsiːtɪk, əˈsɛt-) /

adjective

of, containing, producing, or derived from acetic acid or vinegar

Word Origin for acetic

C19: from Latin acētum vinegar
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Scientific definitions for acetic

acetic
[ ə-sētĭk ]

Relating to or containing acetic acid or vinegar.
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