a. becoming, or tending to be, sour.
   ♦ acescence, n.

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  • acescent — acescent, ente [ asesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1735; du lat. acescere « aigrir » ♦ Didact. Qui s aigrit, devient acide. Bière acescente. ● acescent, acescente adjectif (latin acescens) Qui commence à devenir acide, s aigrit. acescent, ente …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Acescent — A*ces cent, a. [L. acescens, entis, p. pr. of acescere to turn sour; inchoative of acere to be sour: cf. F. acescent. See {Acid}.] Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour. Faraday. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acescent — A*ces cent, n. A substance liable to become sour. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acescent — (v. lat.), säuerlich; daher Acescentia, leicht säuernde, säuerliche od. wirklich saure Arzneien od. Nahrungsmittel; Acescruz, Neigung zum Sauerwerden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • acescent — acescent, ente (a sè ssan, ssant ) adj. Terme didactique. Qui commence à devenir acide. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Acescens, de acescere, devenir acide, d un radical ac qui se trouve dans acide (voy. acide) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • acescent — ənt adjective Etymology: French, from Latin acescent , acescens, present participle of acescere to turn sour, incho. of acēre to be sour, from acer sharp more at edge 1. : turning sour or tending to turn sour acescent milk …   Useful english dictionary

  • acescent — acescence, acescency, n. /euh ses euhnt/, adj. turning sour; slightly sour; acidulous. [1725 35; < L acescent (s. of acescens souring, prp. of acescere), equiv. to ac sharp + escent ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • acescent — aces·cent ə ses ənt, a ses adj slightly sour <an acescent flavor> …   Medical dictionary

  • ACESCENT — ENTE. adj. T. didactique. Qui s aigrit, qui commence à devenir acide. Liqueur acescente …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • acescent — 1. adjective Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour. 2. noun A substance liable to become sour …   Wiktionary

  • acescent — adj. tending to turn sour, tending to become acidic, tending to ferment …   English contemporary dictionary

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