Noun Acescent Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acescent

Pronunciation:

/əˈsɛsnt/

Definition:
1.

adjective

Tending to turn acid or sour; acidic; sour. Also figurative. Now chiefly historical.
    ((n.) A substance liable to become sour.)


    Origin:
    Early 18th century; earliest use found in James Drake (d. 1707), political and medical writer. From classical Latin acēscent-, acēscēns, present participle of acēscere to turn sour from acēre to be sour + -ēscere.

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