verb (used with object), chap·tal·ized, chap·tal·iz·ing.

to subject (wine) to chaptalization.

Also especially British, chap·tal·ise.

Origin of chaptalize

< French chaptaliser, named after J. A. Chaptal (died 1832), French chemist; see -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chaptalize




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

Word Origin for chaptalize

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