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The action of becoming acid or sour; a tendency to become acid or sour; the process of acetous fermentation. Also: acidity, sourness. In later use chiefly with reference to the volatile acidity of wine.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Dossie (d. 1777). From acescent, perhaps after French acescence.
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