acetify

acetify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: circa 1828 to turn into acetic acid or vinegaracetification noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Acetify — A*cet i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acetified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acetifying}.] [L. acetum vinegar + fly.] To convert into acid or vinegar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acetify — A*cet i*fy, v. i. To turn acid. Encyc. Dom. Econ. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acetify — [ə set′ə fī΄, əsēt′ə fī΄] vt., vi. acetified, acetifying to change into vinegar or acetic acid acetification n …   English World dictionary

  • acetify — acetification, acetation /as i tay sheuhn/, n. acetifier, n. /euh see teuh fuy , euh set euh /, v.t., v.i., acetified, acetifying. to turn into vinegar; make or become acetous. [1860 65; ACET + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • acetify — verb a) To convert into acid or vinegar. b) To turn acid Encyc. Dom. Econ …   Wiktionary

  • acetify — To cause acetic fermentation; to make vinegar or become vinegar. [L. acetum, vinegar, + facio, to make; or fieri, to be made, to become] * * * ace·ti·fy ə sēt ə .fī, set vt, fied; fy·ing to turn into acetic acid or vinegar ace·ti·fi·ca·tion .sēt… …   Medical dictionary

  • acetify — a·cet·i·fy || É™ setɪfaɪ v. turn into vinegar; cause to become or become acetous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acetify — ace·ti·fy …   English syllables

  • acetify — a•ce•ti•fy [[t]əˈsi təˌfaɪ, əˈsɛt ə [/t]] v. t. v. i. fied, fy•ing to turn into vinegar; make or become acetous • Etymology: 1860–65 a•ce ti•fi•ca′tion, ac•e•ta•tion ˌæs ɪˈteɪ ʃən n. a•ce′ti•fi er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • acetify — [c]/əˈsɛtəfaɪ/ (say uh setuhfuy) verb (acetified, acetifying) –verb (t) 1. to turn into vinegar or make acetous. –verb (i) 2. to become acetous. {acet + (i)fy} –acetification /əsɛtəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say uhsetuhfuh kayshuhn), noun –acetifier …   Australian English dictionary

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