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Acescent

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Ace'scent. adj. [acescens, Lat.] That which has a tendency to sourness or acidity.

The same persons, perhaps, had enjoyed their health as well with a mixture of animal diet, qualified with a sufficient quantity of acescents; as, bread, vinegar, and fermented liquors. Arbuthnot on Aliments.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acescent." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2432.


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