variants or acidulent
plural -s
: an acidulating or acidifying agent
vinegar is an acidulant

Word History


borrowed from French acidulant, from present participle of aciduler "to make acidic," back-formation from acidulé "treated with acid," borrowed from New Latin acidulātus

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acidulant was in 1826

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“Acidulant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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