acidulation

acidulate

[uh-sij-uh-leyt]
verb (used with object), acidulated, acidulating.
1.
to make somewhat acid.
2.
to sour; embitter.

Origin:
1725–35; acidul(ous) + -ate1

acidulation, noun
semiacidulated, adjective
superacidulated, adjective
unacidulated, adjective
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acidulate (əˈsɪdjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to make slightly acid or sour
 
[C18: acidulous + -ate1]
 
acidu'lation
 
n

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