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 for Acetic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acetic \A*ce"tic\ (#; 277), a. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to
     be sour.] (Chem.)
     (a) Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing
         vinegar; as, acetic fermentation.
     (b) Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as
         acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to
         which the sour taste of vinegar is due.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or containing acetic acid

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