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Definition of "acetic" []

  • Of, relating to, or containing acetic acid or vinegar. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acetic" in a sentence
  • ""There's a wall of silence and the quantities they bring in of a substance called acetic anhydride has to be at a high level and highly organised," he said."
  • "Several of the treatments contain ingredients loosely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and categorized as supplements, such as acetic acid, and a variety of oils, including jojoba, lavender, lemongrass and tea tree."
  • "The segment -- which serves customers in the chemical, paint and adhesives industries -- produces and supplies acetyl products such as acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomer, acetic anhydride and other acetyl derivatives."