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acidulate

[uh-sij-uh-leyt] /əˈsɪdʒ əˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), acidulated, acidulating.
1.
to make somewhat acid.
2.
to sour; embitter.
Origin of acidulate
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35; acidul(ous) + -ate1
Related forms
acidulation, noun
semiacidulated, adjective
superacidulated, adjective
unacidulated, adjective
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  • The degree of acidulation does not appear to be very important, but about one-tenth per cent of strong acid does well.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
British Dictionary definitions for acidulation

acidulate

/əˈsɪdjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make slightly acid or sour
Derived Forms
acidulation, noun
Word Origin
C18: acidulous + -ate1
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