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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin acēscēns, acēscentis, present participle of acēscēre (to turn sour), inchoative of acēre (to be sour): compare French acescent.

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acescent (comparative more acescent, superlative most acescent)

  1. Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Faraday to this entry?)
    • 1821, Friedrich Accum, A Treatise on the Art of Brewing, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, page 10:
      All kinds of malt liquor contain [] alcohol or spirit. They are of course weaker than wines, and in general more liable to become flat and acescent from this circumstance []

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acescent (plural acescents)

  1. A substance liable to become sour.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.sɛ.sɑ̃/
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acescent (feminine singular acescente, masculine plural acescents, feminine plural acescentes)

  1. souring

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