A*ce"tous [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.]


Having a sour taste; sour; acid.

"An acetous spirit." Boyle. "A liquid of an acetous kind."

Bp. Lowth.


Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.

Acetous acid, a name formerly given to vinegar<-- which contains acetic acid -->.


© Webster 1913.

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