acetic

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to of like vinegar; sour.

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Usage examples "acetic":

  1. Analysis showed them to be salts of acetic acid, and they gave the characteristic tests for this acid. - "Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)", William Anderson Syme.
  2. The toxicodendric acid of Maisch was thus shown to be acetic acid, and was therefore not the poisonous principle of the plant. - "Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)", William Anderson Syme.
  3. This ether solution had a dark green color, and was acid from acetic acid brought down in the lead precipitate. - "Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)", William Anderson Syme.