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From Middle English vynegre, borrowed from Old French vinaigre. Displaced Old English æced

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vinegar (countable and uncountable, plural vinegars)

  1. (uncountable) A sour liquid formed by the fermentation of alcohol used as a condiment or preservative; a dilute solution of acetic acid.
  2. (countable) Any variety of vinegar.
    a range of herb-flavoured vinegars

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vinegar (third-person singular simple present vinegars, present participle vinegaring, simple past and past participle vinegared)

  1. (transitive) To season or otherwise treat with vinegar.
    • Charles Dickens
      Accordingly, after a vast amount of moaning and crying up-stairs, and much damping of foreheads, and vinegaring of temples, and hartshorning of noses, and so forth []

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