acidify

To acidify something is to chemically turn it into an acid or make it more acidic. Farmers often acidify soil by adding fertilizer to it.

When you acidify something, you increase its acid content or make it more sour. Too much carbon dioxide dissolving into oceans acidifies them, one of the many negative effects of global warming. When it comes to food, you're most likely to acidify a dish by adding citrus fruits, like lemons, which taste sour. The root word of the verb acidify is the Latin acidus, which means "sour or sharp."

Primary Meanings of acidify

1.
v
turn acidic
2.
v
make sour or more sour
Full Definitions of acidify
1

v turn acidic

Synonyms:
acetify
Antonyms:
alkalify, alkalise, alkalize, basify
turn basic and less acidic
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
2

v make sour or more sour

Synonyms:
acetify, acidulate, sour
Antonyms:
dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten
make sweeter in taste
Type of:
change taste
alter the flavor of

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