acidize

verb
ac·​id·​ize | \ ˈa-sə-ˌdīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of acidize

transitive verb

: to treat with acid : acidify specifically : to charge (an oil or gas well) with hydrochloric acid, sometimes with hydrofluoric acid added, for dissolving the lime out of the sand in order to facilitate and increase production

intransitive verb

: to become acidized

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First Known Use of acidize

1859, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for acidize

acid entry 2 + -ize

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“Acidize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidize. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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