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acetic

[uh-see-tik, uh-set-ik] /əˈsi tɪk, əˈsɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, derived from, or producing vinegar or acetic acid.
Origin of acetic
1800-1810
1800-10; acet- + -ic
Related forms
semiacetic, adjective
unacetic, adjective
Can be confused
acetic, aesthetic, ascetic.
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acetic

/əˈsiːtɪk; əˈsɛt-/
adjective
1.
of, containing, producing, or derived from acetic acid or vinegar
Word Origin
C19: from Latin acētum vinegar
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Word Origin and History for acetic
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).

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