noun Chemistry.
an acidulating substance.
Also, acidulent.

1825–35; < French, noun use of present participle of aciduler, verbal derivative of Latin acidulus. See acidulous, -ant Unabridged
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One use of cornstarch is in the production of citric acid, the main acidulant used by the food and pharmaceutical industries.
It is used as an acidulant and preservative in foods and pharmaceuticals.
Some processors also acidify beef snack sticks, either through fermentation or through the addition of an acidulant.
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