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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acetous  \A*ce"tous\  (#;  277),  a.  [L.  acetum  vinegar,  fr  acere 
  to  be  sour.] 
  1.  Having  a  sour  taste;  sour;  acid.  ``An  acetous  spirit.'' 
  --Boyle.  ``A  liquid  of  an  acetous  kind.''  --Bp.  Lowth. 
 
  2.  Causing,  or  connected  with  acetification;  as  acetous 
  fermentation. 
 
  {Acetous  acid},  a  name  formerly  given  to  vinegar 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acetous 
  adj  :  tasting  like  vinegar  [syn:  {acetose},  {vinegary}] 




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