acidulate

verb
acid·​u·​late | \ ə-ˈsi-jə-ˌlāt How to pronounce acidulate (audio) \
acidulated; acidulating

Definition of acidulate

transitive verb

: to make acid or slightly acid

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Other Words from acidulate

acidulation \ ə-​ˌsi-​jə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce acidulate (audio) \ noun

Examples of acidulate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For salads and other raw uses where appearance is important, place the pears in water acidulated with lemon juice for a quick bath to prevent browning. Robin Mather, chicagotribune.com, "What pears to pick for your fall recipes — starting with a pear tart and pear butter," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of acidulate

1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acidulate

derivative of acidulate "treated with acid," borrowed from New Latin acidulātus, from Latin acidulus acidulous + -ātus -ate entry 3

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The first known use of acidulate was in 1684

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“Acidulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidulate. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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acidulate

transitive verb
acid·​u·​late | \ ə-ˈsij-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce acidulate (audio) \
acidulated; acidulating

Medical Definition of acidulate

: to make acid or slightly acid

Other Words from acidulate

acidulation \ -​ˌsij-​ə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce acidulate (audio) \ noun

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