A*ces"cent (#), a. [L. acescens, -entis, p. pr. of acescere to turn sour; inchoative of acere to be sour: cf. F. acescent. See Acid.]

Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.



© Webster 1913.

A*ces"cent, n.

A substance liable to become sour.


© Webster 1913.

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