verb (used with object), a·cid·u·lat·ed, a·cid·u·lat·ing.

to make somewhat acid.
to sour; embitter.

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

Examples from the Web for acidulation

Historical Examples of acidulation

  • The degree of acidulation does not appear to be very important, but about one-tenth per cent of strong acid does well.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

British Dictionary definitions for acidulation



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

Word Origin for acidulate

C18: acidulous + -ate 1
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