• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acescent A substance liable to become sour.
    • a Acescent Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • acescent Turning sour; becoming tart or acid by spontaneous decomposition, as vegetable or animal juices or infusions; hence, slightly sour; acidulous; subacid.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. acescens, -entis, p. pr. of acescere, to turn sour; inchoative of acere, to be sour: cf. F. acescent,. See Acid