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salify

[ sal-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈsæl əˌfaɪ /
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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.
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Origin of salify

First recorded in 1780–90; sal + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM salify

sal·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivesal·i·fi·ca·tion [sal-uh-fi-key-shuhn], /ˌsæl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for salify

salify
/ (ˈsælɪˌfaɪ) /

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 forms of salify

salifiable, 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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