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Preservative vs. Vinegar

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Preservativenoun

(countable) Any agent, natural or artificial that acts to preserve, especially when added to food.

‘Salt, sugar, and acid all act as preservatives when making pickles.’;

Vinegarnoun

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

Preservativeadjective

Tending to preserve.

‘The curators took preservative actions to maintain the ancient collection.’;

Vinegarnoun

(countable) Any variety of vinegar.

‘a range of herb-flavoured vinegars’;

Preservativeadjective

Having the power or quality of preserving; tending to preserve, or to keep from injury, decay, etc.

Vinegarverb

(transitive) To season or otherwise treat with vinegar.

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Preservativenoun

That which preserves, or has the power of preserving; a presevative agent.

‘To wear tablets as preservatives against the plague.’;

Vinegarnoun

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.

Preservativenoun

a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition

Vinegarnoun

Hence, anything sour; - used also metaphorically.

‘Here's the challenge: . . . I warrant there's vinegar and pepper in't.’;

Preservativeadjective

tending or having the power to preserve;

‘the timbers should be treated with a preservative’;

Vinegarverb

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

‘Hoping that he hath vinegared his sensesAs he was bid.’;

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Vinegarnoun

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

Vinegarnoun

dilute acetic acid

Vinegar

Vinegar is an aqueous solution of acetic acid and trace compounds that may include flavorings. Vinegar typically contains 5–8% acetic acid by volume.

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