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acidulous

[ uh-sij-uh-luhs ]
/ əˈsɪdʒ ə ləs /
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adjective

slightly sour.
sharp; caustic: his acidulous criticism of the book.
moderately acid or tart; subacid.

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Origin of acidulous

From the Latin word acidulus, dating back to 1760–70. See acid, -ulous
sub·a·cid·u·lous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acidulous

acidulous

acidulent

/ (əˈsɪdjʊləs) /

adjective

rather sour
sharp or sour in speech, manner, etc; acid
C18: from Latin acidulus sourish, diminutive of acidus sour
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Medical definitions for acidulous

acidulous
[ ə-sĭjə-ləs ]

adj.

Slightly acid or sour.
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