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chaptalize

[shap-tuh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), chap·tal·ized, chap·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to subject (wine) to chaptalization.
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Also especially British, chap·tal·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

verb
  1. (tr) to add sugar to (a fermenting wine) to increase the alcohol content
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Derived Formschaptalization or chaptalisation, noun

Word Origin

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