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acetic Line breaks: acet¦ic
Pronunciation: /əˈsiːtɪk/

Definition of acetic in English:


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.


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

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