Definition of acetic acid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


acetic acid

BrE BrE//əˌsiːtɪk ˈæsɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˌsiːtɪk ˈæsɪd//
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the acid in vinegar that gives it its taste and smell Word Originlate 18th cent.: acetic from French acétique, from Latin acetum ‘vinegar’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: acetic acid