pertaining to, derived from, or producing vinegar or acetic acid.
Origin of acetic
Related formssem·i·a·ce·tic, adjectiveun·a·ce·tic, adjective
First recorded in 1800–10; acet-
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British Dictionary definitions for acetic
of, containing, producing, or derived from acetic acid or vinegar
Word Origin for acetic
C19: from Latin acētum vinegar
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Word Origin and History for acetic
1808, from French acétique "pertaining to vinegar," from Latin acetum "vinegar" (properly vinum acetum "wine turned sour;" see vinegar), originally past participle of acere "be sour," related to acer "sharp" (see acrid).
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Relating to or containing acetic acid or vinegar.
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