acetic

[ uh-see-tik, uh-set-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF acetic

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This blue is distinguished from smalt by dissolving in acetic acid.

What is the legal requirement in this state for acetic acid in vinegar?

When used, moisten the gums with a little of the acetic acid diluted.

Dissolve the gallic acid, sesgurichloride, and add the acetic acid.

Rub with acetic acid (see) behind the ears, but not so as to cause soreness.

Acetic acid never does this, and so heals more quickly and certainly.

It was, however, quite possible to reach the sore by the injection of acetic acid.

The precipitate should be previously washed with acetic acid, and then with water.

It is soluble in ammonia and hydrochloric acid, but not in acetic acid.

Liebig's second objection had reference to acetic fermentation.

WORD ORIGIN

1808, from French acétique "pertaining to vinegar," from Latin acetum "vinegar" (properly vinum acetum "wine turned sour;" see vinegar), originally past participle of acere "be sour," related to acer "sharp" (see acrid).

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