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Of or like vinegar or acetic acid.
- ‘Not all wine becomes acetic, but when it does it actually can be used for cooking, in dishes that call for vinegar.’
- ‘Most everyday wines are very low in acetic acid but some red wines may be excessively acetic.’
- ‘Immature embryos fixed in acetic alcohol were rinsed in distilled water for 10 minutes under vacuum conditions.’
- ‘Glycin dissolves readily in alkaline or acetic solutions, but is virtually insoluble in plain water.’
- ‘The chromosomes were stained with acetic orcein and visualized with a light microscope.’
Late 18th century: from French acétique, from Latin acetum vinegar.
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