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Meaning of ACESCENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \A*ces"cent\, n.
    A substance liable to become sour.
    
    
 

 

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