from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Vinegar.
- n. An acetic acid solution of a drug.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Vinegar (which see).
- n. A pharmaceutical preparation usually made by percolating a drug with dilute acetic acid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)
- n. sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative
Latin acētum; see ak- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)