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Acescent  n.  A substance liable to become sour.

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"Acescent" Quotes from Famous Books

... evaporation, or by its induration into a scab. Might not the covering the face assiduously and exactly with plasters, as with cerate of calamy, or with minium plaster, by precluding the air from the pustules, prevent their contracting a contagious, or acescent, or fever-producing power? and the secondary fever be thus prevented entirely. If the matter in those pustules on the face in the confluent small-pox were thus prevented from oxygenation, it is highly probable, both from this theory, and from the facts before mentioned, ...
— Zoonomia, Vol. II - Or, the Laws of Organic Life • Erasmus Darwin

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