acidulate

[uh-sij-uh-leyt]
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Origin of acidulate

First recorded in 1725–35; acidul(ous) + -ate1
Related formsa·cid·u·la·tion, nounsem·i·a·cid·u·lat·ed, adjectivesu·per·a·cid·u·lat·ed, adjectiveun·a·cid·u·lat·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples of acidulate

  • If tomatoes are not used, acidulate a combination of tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers.

    The Khaki Kook Book

    Mary Kennedy Core

  • Acidulate the filtered fluid slightly with hydrochloric acid, evaporate it to the bulk of 1⁄2 an ounce, and let it cool.

  • A cup of roselle juice diluted is better to acidulate with than the lemon juice.

    The Khaki Kook Book

    Mary Kennedy Core


British Dictionary definitions for acidulate

acidulate

verb
  1. (tr) to make slightly acid or sour
Derived Formsacidulation, noun

Word Origin for acidulate

C18: acidulous + -ate 1
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