Acescence

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acescence The quality of being acescent; the process of acetous fermentation; a moderate degree of sourness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acescence The act or process of becoming acescent or moderately sour.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acescence a tendency to sourness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. acescence,. See Acescent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acetum, vinegar—ac-ēre, to be sour.