1789, in the meaning defined above
back-formation from acetification, borrowed from New Latin acētificātiōn-, acētificātiō, from Latin acētum "vinegar" + -i- -i- + -ficātiō -fication — more at acetic acid
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“Acetify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetify. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.
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