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acescent

[uh-ses-uh nt] /əˈsɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
turning sour; slightly sour; acidulous.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin acēscent- (stem of acēscēns souring, present participle of acēscere), equivalent to ac- sharp + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
acescence, acescency, noun
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acescent

/əˈsɛsənt/
adjective
1.
slightly sour or turning sour
Derived Forms
acescence, acescency, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin acēscent-, from acēscere to become sour, from ācer sharp
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