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The conversion of alcohol into acetic acid, as in the manufacture of vinegar; this reaction as a cause of deterioration of alcoholic drinks.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Peter Shaw (1694–1763), physician and author. From classical Latin acētum acetum + -ification.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.