Definition of acescent in English:

acescent

adjective

figurative historical
  • Tending to turn acid or sour; acidic; sour. Also figurative. Now chiefly historical.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in James Drake (d. 1707), political and medical writer. From classical Latin acēscent-, acēscēns, present participle of acēscere to turn sour from acēre to be sour + -ēscere.

Pronunciation:

acescent

/əˈsɛsnt/