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Acetous

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Ace'tous. adj. [from acetum, vinegar, Lat.] Having the quality of vinegar, sour.

Raisins, which consist chiefly of the juice of grapes, inspissated in the skins or husks by the avolation of the superfluous moisture through their pores, being distilled in a retort, did not afford any vinous, but rather an acetous spirit. Boyle of Spirits.

Sources: Boyle, Robert (84)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acetous." 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=2438.


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