acid·​u·​lat·​ed | \ ə-ˈsi-jə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce acidulated (audio) \

Definition of acidulated

: made somewhat acidic especially by the addition of a small amount of lemon juice or vinegar We poached salmon in a court bouillon—most commonly, acidulated water seasoned with mirepoix.— Michael Ruhlman

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Recent Examples on the Web Core and cut into medium dice the unpeeled pears and immediately place in the acidulated water. cleveland, "Don’t know what to do with all that fresh produce? Make a chilled summertime soup," 4 Aug. 2020 While still cutting the apples, place the finished apple wedges in a bowl of acidulated water (add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to water) to prevent oxidation. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "4 Vegan Holiday Desserts That Will Please Everyone in the Family," 9 Dec. 2017 Each line cook takes off the tops, peels them, and then turns them in acidulated water. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "8 Line Cooks Share Hacks to Cut Your Prep Time in Half," 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of acidulated

1669, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acidulated

from past participle of acidulate

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“Acidulated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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