acetify

[ 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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Origin of acetify

First recorded in 1860–65; acet- + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM acetify

a·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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Example sentences from the Web for acetify

  • 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

acetify
/ (əˈsɛtɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to become or cause to become acetic acid or vinegar

Derived forms of acetify

acetification, nounacetifier, noun
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