Definition of acidify
1 : to make acid
2 : to convert into an acid
acidificationplay \-ˌsi-də-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
Examples of acidify in a Sentence
Pollution caused the soil to acidify.
Recent Examples of acidify from the Web
Acidifying oceans are causing the reef’s skeleton—a key habitat for fish—to break down rapidly, according to new science.
Makers of aged meat products such as salami and pepperoni inoculate the meat mixture with Lactobacilli, which acidify the mixture and thus create an environment that is not friendly to the growth of disease-causing organisms.
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First Known Use of acidify
ACIDIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acidify for English Language Learners
: to cause (something) to become acidic
Medical Definition of acidify
transitive verb: to make acid
2: to convert into an acid
intransitive verb: to become acid
acidifiable\ə-ˌsid-ə-ˈfī-ə-bəl, a-\play adjective
acidifier\ə-ˈsid-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r, a-\play noun
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