acidulate

[uh-sij-uh-leyt]

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 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

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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