Definition of Vinegar

1. Noun. Sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative.

Exact synonyms: Acetum
Generic synonyms: Condiment
Specialized synonyms: Chili Vinegar, Cider Vinegar, Wine Vinegar
Derivative terms: Acetify



2. Noun. Dilute acetic acid.
Generic synonyms: Acetic Acid, Ethanoic Acid

Definition of Vinegar

1. n. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like.

2. v. t. To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.

3. n. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like.

4. v. t. To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.

Definition of Vinegar

1. Noun. A sour liquid formed by the fermentation of alcohol used as a condiment or preservative; a dilute solution of acetic acid. ¹

2. Noun. Any variety of vinegar. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To season with '''vinegar'''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vinegar

1. a sour liquid used as a condiment or preservative [n -S] : VINEGARY [adj]

Medical Definition of Vinegar

1. 1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like. The characteristic sourness of vinegar is due to acetic acid, of which it contains from three to five per cent. Wine vinegar contains also tartaric acid, citric acid, etc. 2. Hence, anything sour; used also metaphorically. "Here's the challenge: . . . I warrant there's vinegar and pepper in't." (Shak) Aromatic vinegar, strong acetic acid highly flavored with aromatic substances. Mother of vinegar. See 4th Mother. Radical vinegar, acetic acid. Thieves' vinegar. See Thief. Vinegar eel, a fanciful name of an apparatus designed to oxidize alcohol to acetic acid by means of platinum. Vinegar plant. See 4th Mother. Vinegar tree, the stag-horn sumac (Rhus typhina), whose acid berries have been used to intensify the sourness of vinegar. Wood vinegar. See Wood. Origin: OE. Vinegre, F. Vinaigre; vin wine (L. Vinum) + aigre sour. See Wine, and Eager. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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