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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vin·e·gar /ˈvɪnɪgɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 vin·e·gar /ˈvɪnɪgɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vin·e·gar n.
 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.
 Note: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 under Thief.
 Vinegar eel Zool., a minute nematode worm (Leptodera oxophila, or Anguillula acetiglutinis), commonly found in great numbers in vinegar, sour paste, and other fermenting vegetable substances; -- called also vinegar worm.
 Vinegar lamp Chem., a fanciful name of an apparatus designed to oxidize alcohol to acetic acid by means of platinum.
 Vinegar plant. See 4th Mother.
 Vinegar tree Bot., the stag-horn sumac (Rhus typhina), whose acid berries have been used to intensify the sourness of vinegar.
 Wood vinegar. See under Wood.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vin·e·gar, v. t. To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.  [Obs.]
 Hoping that he hath vinegared his senses
 As he was bid.   --B. Jonson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the
           alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food
           preservative [syn: acetum]
      2: dilute acetic acid

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Heb. hometz, Gr. oxos, Fr. vin aigre; i.e., "sour wine." The
    Hebrew word is rendered vinegar in Ps. 69:21, a prophecy
    fulfilled in the history of the crucifixion (Matt. 27:34). This
    was the common sour wine (posea) daily made use of by the Roman
    soldiers. They gave it to Christ, not in derision, but from
    compassion, to assuage his thirst. Prov. 10:26 shows that there
    was also a stronger vinegar, which was not fit for drinking. The
    comparison, "vinegar upon nitre," probably means "vinegar upon
    soda" (as in the marg. of the R.V.), which then effervesces.