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acetify

[uh-see-tuh-fahy, uh-set-uh-] /əˈsi təˌfaɪ, əˈsɛt ə-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), acetified, acetifying.
1.
to turn into vinegar; make or become acetous.
Origin of acetify
1860-1865
1860-65; acet- + -ify
Related forms
acetification, acetation
[as-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌæs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
acetifier, noun
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  • Wine in bottles well filled and laid flat do not acetify; this is because the mycoderm cannot multiply for lack of oxygen.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
British Dictionary definitions for acetify

acetify

/əˈsɛtɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to become or cause to become acetic acid or vinegar
Derived Forms
acetification, noun
acetifier, noun
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