Acetic
Acetic A*ce"tic (#; 277), a. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] (Chem.) (a) Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, acetic fermentation. (b) Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due. [1913 Webster]

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  • acetic — ACÉTIC, Ă, acetici, ce, adj. (În sintagmele) Acid acetic = acid organic obţinut sintetic sau prin oxidarea alcoolului etilic, care se prezintă ca un lichid incolor, cu miros înţepător şi este folosit în industria coloranţilor, farmaceutică, în… …   Dicționar Român

  • acetic — [ə sēt′ik, əset′ik] adj. [Fr acétique < L acetum: see ACETO & IC] of, like, containing, or producing acetic acid or vinegar …   English World dictionary

  • acetic — (adj.) 1808, from Fr. acétique pertaining to vinegar, from L. acetum vinegar (properly vinum acetum wine turned sour; see VINEGAR (Cf. vinegar)), originally pp. of acere be sour, related to acer sharp (see ACRID (Cf. acrid …   Etymology dictionary

  • acetic — adjective a) Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, acetic fermentation. b) Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar …   Wiktionary

  • acetic —   a. sour; of vinegar.    ♦ acetic acid, acid of vinegar.    ♦ acetate, n. salt of acetic acid.    ♦ acetated, a. treated with acetic acid …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acetic — a·ce·tic || É™ siːtɪk adj. of or pertaining to acetic acid or vinegar, containing acetic acid or vinegar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acetic — /euh see tik, euh set ik/, adj. pertaining to, derived from, or producing vinegar or acetic acid. [1800 10; ACET + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • acetic — 1. Denoting the presence of the two carbon fragment of a. acid. 2. Relating to vinegar; sour. [L. acetum, vinegar] * * * ace·tic ə sēt ik adj of, relating to, or producing acetic acid or vinegar * * * ace·tic (ə seґtik) (ə setґik)… …   Medical dictionary

  • acetic — adj. Acetic is used with these nouns: ↑acid …   Collocations dictionary

  • acetic — a•ce•tic [[t]əˈsi tɪk, əˈsɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. chem. pertaining to, derived from, or producing vinegar or acetic acid • Etymology: 1800–10; < Lacēt(um)vinegar + ic …   From formal English to slang

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