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acetum

Noun

1 a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)
2 sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative [syn: vinegar]

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Noun

  1. vinegar
  2. wit

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