AskDefine | Define acescent

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Etymology

Latin acescens, acescentis, present participle of acescere to turn sour; inchoative of acere to be sour: compare French acescent. See acid

Pronunciation

ace*scent EIS-ent

Adjective

  1. Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour - Faraday

Translations

turning sour
  • French: ascescent

Noun

acescent
  1. A substance liable to become sour.

Translations

a substance liable to become sour
  • French: acescent
  • Latin: acescens, acescentis
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