Acetic



pertaining to, derived from, or producing vinegar or .
Historical Examples

It may be synthesized from resorcin and malic anhydride or from β resorcyl aldehyde, acetic anhydride and sodium acetate.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various

This blue is distinguished from smalt by dissolving in acetic acid.
Field’s Chromatography George Field

A pleasant effect of acetic acid is that it softens and lubricates the skin.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889 Various

Rub with acetic acid (see) behind the ears, but not so as to cause soreness.
Papers on Health John Kirk

There are weak acids such as acetic acid, and strong acids like sulphuric acid.
The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc

acetic acid never does this, and so heals more quickly and certainly.
Papers on Health John Kirk

Then follows the fermentation to produce the acetic acid and finish the vinegar.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Various

It was, however, quite possible to reach the sore by the injection of acetic acid.
Papers on Health John Kirk

The special re-preparing solution is used in the same manner as acetic or citric acid is employed on a litho-stone.
Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour

It is soluble in ammonia and hydrochloric acid, but not in acetic acid.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

adjective
of, containing, producing, or derived from acetic acid or vinegar
adj.

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).
acetic
(ə-sē’tĭk)
Relating to or containing acetic acid or vinegar.

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