acid·​i·​fi·​er | \ ə-ˈsi-də-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce acidifier (audio) , a- \

Definition of acidifier

: one that acidifies especially : a substance used to increase soil acidity

Examples of acidifier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, add iron with a sulfur soil-acidifier a couple of times each summer. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 4 June 2021 To make the iron in the soil more readily available, the soil should be treated with an acidifying agent such as sulfur, iron sulfate (copperas), aluminum sulfate or a liquid soil acidifier. Dan Gill,, 27 Jan. 2021 Adding iron to the soil may help, and adding a sulfur soil acidifier may produce good results. Neil Sperry,, 30 Jan. 2020 Degreaser, preservative, urine acidifier, enema ingredient – is there anything NaPO can’t do? Wired Staff, WIRED, 1 Oct. 2006 Apply an iron product in tandem with a sulfur soil acidifier to help keep the iron in a soluble form. Neil Sperry,, 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of acidifier

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acidifier

acidify + -er entry 2

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“Acidifier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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