acetify

verb
ace·​ti·​fy | \ ə-ˈsē-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce acetify (audio) , -ˈse- How to pronounce acetify (audio) \
acetified; acetifying

Definition of acetify

transitive verb

: to turn into acetic acid or vinegar

Other Words from acetify

acetification \ ə-​ˌsē-​tə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce acetification (audio) , -​ˌse-​ \ noun

First Known Use of acetify

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetify

back-formation from acetification, borrowed from New Latin acētificātiōn-, acētificātiō, from Latin acētum "vinegar" + -i- -i- + -ficātiō -fication — more at acetic acid

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“Acetify.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetify. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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ace·​ti·​fy | \ ə-ˈsēt-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce acetify (audio) , -ˈset- How to pronounce acetify (audio) \
acetified; acetifying

Medical Definition of acetify

: to turn into acetic acid or vinegar

Other Words from acetify

acetification \ -​ˌsēt-​ə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce acetification (audio) , -​ˌset-​ How to pronounce acetification (audio) \ noun
acetifier \ -​ˈsēt-​ə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce acetifier (audio) , -​ˈset-​ How to pronounce acetifier (audio) \ noun

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