Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of acetifying or becoming acetous; conversion into vinegar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of making acetous or sour; the process of converting, or of becoming converted, into vinegar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of making acetous or sour; the process of converting, or of becoming converted, into vinegar.

Etymologies

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Circa 1733. Directly or via French acétification, from New Latin acetificatio, from acetum ("vinegar") + "-ficatio", from alternative form of past participle of facere ("to make") + -io

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