verb (used with object), sal·i·fied, sal·i·fy·ing.

to form into a salt, as by chemical combination.
to mix or combine with a salt.

Nearby words

  1. salieri,
  2. salieri, antonio,
  3. saliferous,
  4. salifiable,
  5. salification,
  6. salii,
  7. salimeter,
  8. salina,
  9. salinas,
  10. salination

Origin of salify

First recorded in 1780–90; sal + -ify

Related formssal·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivesal·i·fi·ca·tion [sal-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌsæl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for salifiable


verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to treat, mix with, or cause to combine with a salt
to convert (a substance) into a saltto salify ammonia by treatment with hydrochloric acid
Derived Formssalifiable, adjectivesalification, noun

Word Origin for salify

C18: from French salifier, from New Latin salificāre, from Latin sal salt + facere to make

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Medicine definitions for salifiable




Capable of being made into a salt. Used of a base that combines with acids to make salts.

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