vinification

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noun vi·ni·fi·ca·tion \ˌvi-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌvī-\

Definition of vinification

  1. :  the conversion of fruit juices (as grape juice) into wine by fermentation

Origin and Etymology of vinification

French, from vin wine + -i- + -fication


First Known Use: 1880


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