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[uh-sid-uh-fahy] /əˈsɪd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with or without object), acidified, acidifying.
to make or become acid; convert into an acid.
to make or become sour.
Origin of acidify
1790-1800; acid + -ify
Related forms
acidifiable, adjective
acidification, noun
acidifier, noun
reacidification, noun
reacidify, verb, reacidified, reacidifying.
semiacidified, adjective Unabridged
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  • A series of experiments in making Roquefort were tabulated to show the rate of acidification from various initial points.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • The acidification of the sulphur by nitric or nitro-muriatic acid is likewise a slow and unpleasant operation.

  • Three processes are thus employed in obtaining alcohol from molasses; dilution, acidification, and fermentation.

  • But without this exposure and acidification, the butter is insipid and comparatively flavorless.

    Hints on Dairying T. D. Curtis
  • This leaves all the fine flavor in it, unmixed with flavors resulting from acidification.

    Hints on Dairying T. D. Curtis
  • The development of this acidification before the addition of rennet is known as the ripening of the milk.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • In one series the solutions were titrated directly, and after acidification in the other.

    Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
British Dictionary definitions for acidification


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to convert into or become acid
Derived Forms
acidifiable, adjective
acidification, noun
acidifier, noun
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acidification in Medicine

acidify a·cid·i·fy (ə-sĭd'ə-fī')
v. a·cid·i·fied, a·cid·i·fy·ing, a·cid·i·fies
To make or become acid.

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