[ 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.


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Origin of vinify

First recorded in 1965–70; vini- + -fy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020