[ uh-see-tuh-fahy, uh-set-uh- ]
/ əˈsi təˌfaɪ, əˈsɛt ə- /
verb (used with or without object), a·ce·ti·fied, a·ce·ti·fy·ing.
to turn into vinegar; make or become acetous.
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OTHER WORDS FROM acetifya·ce·ti·fi·ca·tion, ac·e·ta·tion [as-i-tey-shuhn], /ˌæs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/, nouna·ce·ti·fi·er, noun
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Wine in bottles well filled and laid flat do not acetify; this is because the mycoderm cannot multiply for lack of oxygen.Louis Pasteur|Ren Vallery-Radot
British Dictionary definitions for acetify
/ (əˈsɛtɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to become or cause to become acetic acid or vinegar
Derived forms of acetifyacetification, nounacetifier, noun
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