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Definition of the verb acidify
What does acidify mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: acidified
- make sour or more sour
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, brighten, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, firm, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, magnify, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, quieten, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, rekindle, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steep, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
- synonyms of acidify: acetify / acidulate / sour
- more generic term: change taste = alter the flavor of
- turn acidic
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- domain: chemical science / chemistry
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonym of acidify: acetify
- antonym of acidify: alkalize
- more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Alternative definition of the verb acidify
- to make something acid or sour; to convert into an acid.
- to neutralize alkalis, as to 'acidify' sugar
- to sour, to embitter.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acidify
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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 ...
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 ...
Dictionary 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 ...
by Denis J Murphy, Brian G Murray
the plasma membraneH+ ATPasesthat acidify the cellwall and generate the extremely negative membrane potentialand ...
A 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 ...
Mosby'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 ...
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 ...
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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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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