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acetous

[as-i-tuh s, uh-see-]
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adjective
  1. containing or producing acetic acid.
  2. sour; producing or resembling vinegar; vinegary.
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Also ac·e·tose [as-i-tohs, uh-see-tohs] /ˈæs ɪˌtoʊs, əˈsi toʊs/.

Origin of acetous

From the Late Latin word acetōsus, dating back to 1770–80. See acetum, -ous
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Related Words for acetous

acerb, acerbic, acidulous, acrid, bitter, harsh, tangy, tart, vinegarish, vinegary

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British Dictionary definitions for acetous

acetous

acetose (ˈæsɪˌtəʊs, -ˌtəʊz)

adjective
  1. containing, producing, or resembling acetic acid or vinegar
  2. tasting like vinegar
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Word Origin for acetous

C18: from Late Latin acētōsus vinegary, from acētum vinegar
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