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Acetous   Listen
Acetous  adj.  
Having a sour taste; sour; acid. "An acetous spirit." "A liquid of an acetous kind."
Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.
Acetous acid, a name formerly given to vinegar, which is a dilute solution of acetic acid.

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"Acetous" Quotes from Famous Books

... to have been in conjunction at his nativity. The Reformation had passed the period of its vinous fermentation, and its clarified results remained as an element of intellectual impulse and exhilaration; there were small signs yet of the acetous and putrefactive stages which were to follow in the victory and decline of Puritanism. Old forms of belief and worship still lingered, all the more touching to Fancy, perhaps, that they were homeless and attainted; the light of sceptic ...
— Among My Books - First Series • James Russell Lowell

Words linked to "Acetous" :   vinegary, sour

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