- containing or producing acetic acid.
- sour; producing or resembling vinegar; vinegary.
Origin of acetous
Related Words for acetousacerb, acerbic, acidulous, acrid, bitter, harsh, tangy, tart, vinegarish, vinegary
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Historical Examples of acetous
“Agatha might have more sense,” returned her acetous companion.A Forgotten Hero
Emily Sarah Holt
It is then found that all the alcohol has been decomposed, and that an equivalent quantity of acetous acid remains instead.
There are four principal kinds of fermentation: alcoholic, acetous, lactic and viscous.
A few minutes now, and the acetous fermentation will begin, and the whole result be spoiled.
Ants also furnish us with an acid, called by the chemists Formic, which is said to answer the same purposes as the acetous acid.
acetose (ˈæsɪˌtəʊs, -ˌtəʊz)
- containing, producing, or resembling acetic acid or vinegar
- tasting like vinegar