Synonyms for acetic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-see-tik, uh-set-ik
Phonetic Transcription : əˈsi tɪk, əˈsɛt ɪk

Définition of acetic

Origin :
  • 1808, from French acétique "pertaining to vinegar," from Latin acetum "vinegar" (properly vinum acetum "wine turned sour;" see vinegar), originally past participle of acere "be sour," related to acer "sharp" (see acrid).
  • adj tart
Example sentences :
  • This blue is distinguished from smalt by dissolving in acetic acid.
  • Extract from : « Field's Chromatography » by George Field
  • What is the legal requirement in this state for acetic acid in vinegar?
  • Extract from : « Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value » by Harry Snyder
  • When used, moisten the gums with a little of the acetic acid diluted.
  • Extract from : « Practical Taxidermy » by Montagu Browne
  • Dissolve the gallic acid, sesgurichloride, and add the acetic acid.
  • Extract from : « The Ladies Book of Useful Information » by Anonymous
  • Rub with acetic acid (see) behind the ears, but not so as to cause soreness.
  • Extract from : « Papers on Health » by John Kirk
  • Acetic acid never does this, and so heals more quickly and certainly.
  • Extract from : « Papers on Health » by John Kirk
  • It was, however, quite possible to reach the sore by the injection of acetic acid.
  • Extract from : « Papers on Health » by John Kirk
  • The precipitate should be previously washed with acetic acid, and then with water.
  • Extract from : « A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines » by Andrew Ure
  • It is soluble in ammonia and hydrochloric acid, but not in acetic acid.
  • Extract from : « A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis » by James Campbell Todd
  • Liebig's second objection had reference to acetic fermentation.
  • Extract from : « Louis Pasteur » by Ren Vallery-Radot

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