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acidulate

[ uh-sij-uh-leyt ]
/ 蓹藞s瑟d蕭 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), a路cid路u路lat路ed, a路cid路u路lat路ing.
to make somewhat acid.
to sour; embitter.
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Origin of acidulate

First recorded in 1725鈥35; acidul(ous) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM acidulate

a路cid路u路la路tion, nounsem路i路a路cid路u路lat路ed, adjectivesu路per路a路cid路u路lat路ed, adjectiveun路a路cid路u路lat路ed, adjective
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How to use acidulate in a sentence

  • The fruit of this plant is a red pod filled with seeds imbedded in a soft pulp, it is slightly acidulate and astringent.

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

    The Khaki Kook Book|Mary Kennedy Core
  • Acidulate the filtered fluid slightly with hydrochloric acid, evaporate it to the bulk of 1鈦2 an ounce, and let it cool.

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

    The Khaki Kook Book|Mary Kennedy Core

British Dictionary definitions for acidulate

acidulate
/ (蓹藞s瑟dj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to make slightly acid or sour

Derived forms of acidulate

acidulation, noun

Word Origin for acidulate

C18: acidulous + -ate 1
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