to turn into vinegar; make or become acetous.
wine in bottles well filled and laid flat do not acetify; this is because the mycoderm cannot multiply for lack of oxygen.
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verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to become or cause to become acetic acid or vinegar
a crystalline powder, c 4 h 6 n 4 o 3 s 2 , used chiefly in the treatment of glaucoma and edema.
- Acetic acid amide
. a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, c 2 h 5 no, the of acetic acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis. noun a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. formula: ch3conh2 acetamide (ə-sět’ə-mīd’, ās’ĭt-ām’īd’) the crystalline amide of acetic acid, used as a solvent and wetting agent and […]
- Acetic acid
a colorless, pungent, water-miscible liquid, c 2 h 4 o 2 , the essential const-tuent of vinegar, produced by oxidation of acetaldehyde, bacterial action on ethyl alcohol, the reaction of methyl alcohol with carbon monoxide, and other processes: used chiefly in the manufacture of acetate fibers and in the production of numerous esters that are […]
- Acetic anhydride
a colorless, pungent liquid, c 4 h 6 o 3 , the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose. historical examples it may be synthesized from resorcin and malic anhydride or from β resorcyl aldehyde, acetic anhydride and sodium acetate. encyclopaedia […]
- Acetic ether
. a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, c 4 h 8 o 2 , having a fragrant, fruitlike odor: used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfumes, flavorings, and confections, and as a solvent for paints, varnishes, and lacquers. historical examples acetate of oxide of ethyl, acetic ether, pyroligneous ether; ther aceticus, l. cooley’s […]