acidulate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin acidulus Date: 1732 to make acid or slightly acid • acidulation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Acidulate — A*cid u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acidulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acidulating}.] [Cf. F. aciduler. See {Acidulous}.] To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acidulate — [ə sij′o͞o lāt΄] vt. [< L acidulus (see ACIDULOUS) + ATE1] acidulated, acidulating to make somewhat acid or sour acidulation n …   English World dictionary

  • acidulate — acidulation, n. /euh sij euh layt /, v.t., acidulated, acidulating. 1. to make somewhat acid. 2. to sour; embitter. [1725 35; ACIDUL(OUS) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • acidulate — verb a) To make something slightly, or moderately acid; to acidify b) To make sour in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat …   Wiktionary

  • acidulate — acid·u·late ə sij ə .lāt vt, lat·ed; lat·ing to make acid or slightly acid acid·u·la·tion .sij ə lā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • acidulate — v. make slightly acidic; embitter, make sour …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acidulate — [ə sɪdjʊleɪt] verb make slightly acidic. Derivatives acidulated adjective acidulation noun Origin C18: from L. acidulus (from acidus sour ) + ate3 …   English new terms dictionary

  • acidulate — acid·u·late …   English syllables

  • acidulate — a•cid•u•late [[t]əˈsɪdʒ əˌleɪt[/t]] v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing 1) chem. to make somewhat acid 2) to sour; embitter • Etymology: 1725–35 a•cid u•la′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • acidulate — [c]/əˈsɪdʒəleɪt/ (say uh sijuhlayt) verb (acidulated, acidulating) –verb (t) 1. to make somewhat acid. 2. to sour; embitter. –verb (i) 3. to become acid. {acidul(ous) + ate1 (def. 4) –acidulation /əsɪdʒəˈleɪʃən/ (say uhsijuh layshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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