verb (used with object), vin·i·fied, vin·i·fy·ing.
- to produce (a type of wine) by vinification: to vinify champagne entirely from white grapes.
- to convert (grapes or other fruit) into wine.
verb (used without object), vin·i·fied, vin·i·fy·ing.
- to make wine.
- to undergo the winemaking process: Some juices vinify more quickly than others.
Origin of vinify
First recorded in 1965–70; vini-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018