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Definition of the verb acidify

What does acidify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: acidified

  1. make sour or more sour
  2. turn acidic

Alternative definition of the verb acidify


  1. to make something acid or sour; to convert into an acid.
  2. to neutralize alkalis, as to 'acidify' sugar
  3. to sour, to embitter.

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Google previewCircular (1995)

One of the major factors that determines how quickly or slowly a body of water will acidify is the type of bedrock or sediment underlying the watershed. For example, water in a stream or lake that traverses or overlies limestone, which comprises ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, JOSEPH PIZZORNO

First, it is often difficult to acidify the urine. Many popular methods of attempting to acidify the urine, such as vitamin C supplementation and cranberry juice, have little effect on pH at commonly prescribed doses. Alkalinizing the urine is easily ...

Google previewDictionary of Agriculture (1998)

by Alan Stephens

abstraction acidify abstraction [xbMra-kJnl noun removal; abstraction licence = a licence issued by a Water Board to allow abstraction of water from a river or lake for domestic or commercial use. The licence is needed for irrigation QUOTE a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Three-Volume Set (2003)

by Denis J Murphy, Brian G Murray

the plasma membraneH+ ATPasesthat acidify the cellwall and generate the extremely negative membrane potentialand ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Photography (1858)

by Thomas Sutton, John Worden

Add a solution of this, a few drops at a time, until the bath is rendered » alkaline, then acidify slightly with acetic acid, and filter. The addition of carbonate of soda produces a yellow turbidity, due to carbonate of silver; when acetic acid is added ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acidifier, urinary, any one of a group of substances that are used to acidify the urine. These substances include ascorbic acid, ammonium chloride. acidify/asidމۑfƯ/, 1. to make a substance acidic, as through the addition of ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Vitamins and Pharmacochemistry (2006)

by Henry Philippsborn

(Pharmaceutical chemistry: product which can be turned into an acid – which can acidify itself.) versauerbar acidifiable acidificável 64 acidific adj (Prod.) ( Pharmaceutical chemistry: acid forming.) säurebildend acidifiant acidífero; que produz ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

and an inability to acidify the urine. Hypokalaemia is often present and may be severe. The condition can be either genetically ...

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Acidify Meaning

Video shows what acidify means. to make something (more) acidic or sour; to convert into an acid.. to neutralize alkalis, as to acidify sugar. to sour, to embitter..

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Scrabble value of A1C3I1D2I1F4Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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