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acidify

[uh-sid-uh-fahy]
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verb (used with or without object), a·cid·i·fied, a·cid·i·fy·ing.
  1. to make or become acid; convert into an acid.
  2. to make or become sour.
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Origin of acidify

First recorded in 1790–1800; acid + -ify
Related formsa·cid·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivea·cid·i·fi·ca·tion, nouna·cid·i·fi·er, nounre·a·cid·i·fi·ca·tion, nounre·a·cid·i·fy, verb, re·a·cid·i·fied, re·a·cid·i·fy·ing.sem·i·a·cid·i·fied, adjective
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Related Words for acidify

embitter, spoil, exacerbate, fester, ripen, simmer, thicken, acerbate, condense, clot, turn, ferment, congeal, coagulate, acidulate, acidify, clabber, exasperate, envenom, curdle

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British Dictionary definitions for acidify

acidify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to convert into or become acid
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Derived Formsacidifiable, adjectiveacidification, nounacidifier, noun
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acidify

(ə-sĭdə-fī′)
v.
  1. To make or become acid.
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