lactic

adjective
lac·​tic | \ ˈlak-tik How to pronounce lactic (audio) \

Definition of lactic

1a : of or relating to milk
b : obtained from sour milk or whey
2 : involving the production of lactic acid

Examples of lactic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aside from the regional attraction, dry cider has a strong affinity for the rich, sharp lactic flavors of the cheese, especially with eggs and bacon. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019 Aside from the regional attraction, dry cider has a strong affinity for the rich, sharp lactic flavors of the cheese, especially with eggs and bacon. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019 Aside from the regional attraction, dry cider has a strong affinity for the rich, sharp lactic flavors of the cheese, especially with eggs and bacon. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019 Aside from the regional attraction, dry cider has a strong affinity for the rich, sharp lactic flavors of the cheese, especially with eggs and bacon. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019 Aside from the regional attraction, dry cider has a strong affinity for the rich, sharp lactic flavors of the cheese, especially with eggs and bacon. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019 Aside from the regional attraction, dry cider has a strong affinity for the rich, sharp lactic flavors of the cheese, especially with eggs and bacon. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019 Aside from the regional attraction, dry cider has a strong affinity for the rich, sharp lactic flavors of the cheese, especially with eggs and bacon. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019 Aside from the regional attraction, dry cider has a strong affinity for the rich, sharp lactic flavors of the cheese, especially with eggs and bacon. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lactic

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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26 Apr 2020

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“Lactic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactic. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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lactic

adjective
lac·​tic | \ ˈlak-tik How to pronounce lactic (audio) \

Medical Definition of lactic

1a : of or relating to milk
b : obtained from sour milk or whey
2 : involving the production of lactic acid lactic fermentation

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