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salify

[sal-uh-fahy] /ˈsæl əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), salified, salifying.
1.
to form into a salt, as by chemical combination.
2.
to mix or combine with a salt.
Origin of salify
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; sal + -ify
Related forms
salifiable, adjective
salification
[sal-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌsæl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for salified

salify

/ˈsælɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to treat, mix with, or cause to combine with a salt
2.
to convert (a substance) into a salt: to salify ammonia by treatment with hydrochloric acid
Derived Forms
salifiable, adjective
salification, noun
Word Origin
C18: from French salifier, from New Latin salificāre, from Latin sal salt + facere to make
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