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acetify

[ uh-see-tuh-fahy, uh-set-uh- ]
/ 蓹藞si t蓹藢fa瑟, 蓹藞s蓻t 蓹- /
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verb (used with or without object), a路ce路ti路fied, a路ce路ti路fy路ing.
to turn into vinegar; make or become acetous.
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Origin of acetify

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

OTHER WORDS FROM acetify

a路ce路ti路fi路ca路tion, ac路e路ta路tion [as-i-tey-shuhn], /藢忙s 瑟藞te瑟 蕛蓹n/, nouna路ce路ti路fi路er, noun
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How to use acetify in a sentence

  • 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
/ (蓹藞s蓻t瑟藢fa瑟) /

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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