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chaptalize

[shap-tuh-lahyz] /ˈʃæp təˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), chaptalized, chaptalizing.
1.
to subject (wine) to chaptalization.
Also, especially British, chaptalise.
Origin
< French chaptaliser, named after J. A. Chaptal (died 1832), French chemist; see -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for chaptalize

chaptalize

/ˈtʃæptəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to add sugar to (a fermenting wine) to increase the alcohol content
Derived Forms
chaptalization, chaptalisation, noun
Word Origin
C19: after J. A. Chaptal (1756–1832), French chemist who originated the process
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