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- n. The quality of being acescent; the process of acetous fermentation; a moderate degree of sourness. - Johnson
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being acescent; the process of acetous fermentation; a moderate degree of sourness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of becoming acescent or moderately sour.
The hair is turned inwards, and the interior of the bag is thickly besmeared with asphaltum or mineral tar, which renders the vessel indeed perfectly sound, but imparts an abominable flavour to the wine, and even adds to its acescence.
The most dangerous adulteration of wine is by some preparations of lead, which possess the property of stopping the progress of acescence of wine, and also of rendering white wines, when muddy, transparent.
A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy