acidulant

[uh-sij-uh-luhnt]
noun Chemistry.
an acidulating substance.
Also, acidulent.


Origin:
1825–35; < French, noun use of present participle of aciduler, verbal derivative of Latin acidulus. See acidulous, -ant

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