acidify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1797 1. to make acid 2. to convert into an acid • acidification noun

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  • Acidify — A*cid i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acidified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acidifying}.] [L. acidus sour, acid + fy: cf. F. acidifier.] 1. To make acid; to convert into an acid; as, to acidify sugar. [1913 Webster] 2. To sour; to imbitter. [1913 Webster] His… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acidify — ► VERB (acidifies, acidified) ▪ make or become acid. DERIVATIVES acidification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • acidify — [ə sid′ə fī΄] vt., vi. acidified, acidifying 1. to make or become sour or acid 2. to change into an acid acidifiable adj. acidification n. acidifier n …   English World dictionary

  • acidify — UK [əˈsɪdɪˌfaɪ] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms acidify : present tense I/you/we/they acidify he/she/it acidifies present participle acidifying past tense acidified past participle acidified to become an acid, or cause a substance… …   English dictionary

  • acidify — verb a) to make something acid or sour; to convert into an acid; to neutralize alkalis, as to acidify sugar , His thin existence all acidified into rage. Thomas Carlyle b) to sour, to embitter …   Wiktionary

  • acidify — acidifiable, adj. acidification, n. acidifier, n. /euh sid euh fuy /, v.t., v.i., acidified, acidifying. 1. to make or become acid; convert into an acid. 2. to make or become sour. [1790 1800; ACID + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • acidify — 1. To render acid. 2. To become acid. * * * acid·i·fy ə .fī vb, fied; fy·ing vt 1) to make acid 2) to convert into an acid vi to become acid acid·i·fi·able ə .sid ə fī ə bəl, a …   Medical dictionary

  • Acidify — Подкислять …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • acidify — Synonyms and related words: acetify, acidulate, alkalify, alkalize, borate, carbonate, catalyze, chemical, chlorinate, electrolyze, ferment, homopolymerize, hydrate, hydrogenate, hydroxylate, isomerize, nitrate, oxidize, pepsinate, peroxidize,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • acidify — a|cid|i|fy [əˈsıdıfaı] v past tense and past participle acidified present participle acidifying third person singular acidifies [I and T] technical to become an acid or make something become an acid …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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