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chaptalize

[ shap-tuh-lahyz ]
/ 藞蕛忙p t蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), chap路tal路ized, chap路tal路iz路ing.
to subject (wine) to chaptalization.
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Also especially British, chap路tal路ise .

Origin of chaptalize

<French chaptaliser, named after J. A. Chaptal (died 1832), French chemist; see -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for chaptalize

chaptalize

chaptalise

/ (藞t蕛忙pt蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to add sugar to (a fermenting wine) to increase the alcohol content

Derived forms of chaptalize

chaptalization or chaptalisation, noun

Word Origin for chaptalize

C19: after J. A. Chaptal (1756鈥1832), French chemist who originated the process
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