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

Examples of acidulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Core and cut into medium dice the unpeeled pears and immediately place in the acidulated water. cleveland, 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, 9 Dec. 2017 Each line cook takes off the tops, peels them, and then turns them in acidulated water. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, 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 22 Jan. 2022.

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