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acidify

[uh-sid-uh-fahy] /əˈsɪd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), acidified, acidifying.
1.
to make or become acid; convert into an acid.
2.
to make or become sour.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; acid + -ify
Related forms
acidifiable, adjective
acidification, noun
acidifier, noun
reacidification, noun
reacidify, verb, reacidified, reacidifying.
semiacidified, adjective
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Examples from the web for acidify
  • To acidify alkaline soils, mix in peat or acid fertilizer periodically.
  • Ergo, the surface waters will acidify more quickly than the deeper water.
  • Deposition of sulfur dioxide can potentially acidify lakes, streams, and soils and corrode building surfaces.
British Dictionary definitions for acidify

acidify

/əˈsɪdɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to convert into or become acid
Derived Forms
acidifiable, adjective
acidification, noun
acidifier, noun
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acidify 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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