acidify

verb
acid·​i·​fy | \ ə-ˈsi-də-ˌfī How to pronounce acidify (audio) , a- \
acidified; acidifying

Definition of acidify

transitive verb

1 : to make acid
2 : to convert into an acid

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Other Words from acidify

acidification \ ə-​ˌsi-​də-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce acidification (audio) , a-​ \ noun

Examples of acidify in a Sentence

Pollution caused the soil to acidify.
Recent Examples on the Web One group of those early colonists begins to acidify the starter. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread," 18 Aug. 2020 One group of those early colonists begins to acidify the starter. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread," 18 Aug. 2020 One group of those early colonists begins to acidify the starter. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread," 18 Aug. 2020 One group of those early colonists begins to acidify the starter. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread," 18 Aug. 2020 One group of those early colonists begins to acidify the starter. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread," 18 Aug. 2020 One group of those early colonists begins to acidify the starter. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread," 18 Aug. 2020 One group of those early colonists begins to acidify the starter. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread," 18 Aug. 2020 One group of those early colonists begins to acidify the starter. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of acidify

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acidify

borrowed from French acidifier, from acide acid entry 1 + -ifier -ify

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The first known use of acidify was in 1782

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13 Nov 2020

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“Acidify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidify. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for acidify

acidify

verb
How to pronounce acidify (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of acidify

technical : to cause (something) to become acidic

acidify

verb
acid·​i·​fy | \ -ə-ˌfī How to pronounce acidify (audio) \
acidified; acidifying

Medical Definition of acidify

transitive verb

1 : to make acid
2 : to convert into an acid

intransitive verb

: to become acid

Other Words from acidify

acidifiable \ ə-​ˌsid-​ə-​ˈfī-​ə-​bəl, a-​ How to pronounce acidifiable (audio) \ adjective
acidification \ -​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce acidification (audio) \ noun
acidifier \ ə-​ˈsid-​ə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r, a-​ How to pronounce acidifier (audio) \ noun

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