intransitive verb chap·tal·ize \ˈshaptəˌlīz\

Definition of chaptalize


  1. :  to normalize the composition of a wine before fermentation by adding a neutralizer if the must is too acid or by adding sugar if there is not enough to produce the desired alcohol

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Origin and Etymology of chaptalize

French chaptaliser, from Jean-Antoine Chaptal †1832 French chemist + French -iser -ize

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