verb (used with or without object), a·cid·i·fied, a·cid·i·fy·ing.

to make or become acid; convert into an acid.
to make or become sour.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to convert into or become acid
Derived Formsacidifiable, adjectiveacidification, nounacidifier, noun
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acidify in Medicine




To make or become acid.
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