[ vin-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈvɪn əˌfaɪ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. viniculture,
  2. vinifera,
  3. viniferous,
  4. vinification,
  5. vinificator,
  6. vinland,
  7. vinnitsa,
  8. vinny,
  9. vinnytsya,
  10. vino

Origin of vinify

First recorded in 1965–70; vini- + -fy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019