Definition of acetic in English:

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acetic

Pronunciation: /əˈsēdik/

adjective

Of or like vinegar or acetic acid.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Most everyday wines are very low in acetic acid but some red wines may be excessively acetic.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French acétique, from Latin acetum 'vinegar'.

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Syllabification: a·ce·tic

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