Definition of Acidulate

1. Verb. Make sour or more sour.

Exact synonyms: Acetify, Acidify, Sour
Generic synonyms: Change Taste
Derivative terms: Acetum, Acetum, Acid, Acid, Sour, Sour
Antonyms: Sweeten



Definition of Acidulate

1. v. t. To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat.

Definition of Acidulate

1. Verb. (transitive) To make something slightly, or moderately acid; to acidify ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make sour in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To use an acidic catalyst. The chemical change being emphasised over the importance of the change in ph. Used in the processing of biodiesel co-products. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acidulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Medical Definition of Acidulate

1. To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat. Origin: Cf. F. Aciduler. See Acidulous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acidulate

acidophilus milk
acidophyte
acidophytes
acidopore
acidopores
acidoses
acidosis
acidosteophyte
acidosteophytes
acidotic
acidotically
acidproof
acids
acidulant
acidulants
acidulate (current term)
acidulated
acidulated phosphate fluoride
acidulates
acidulating
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acidulations
acidulent
acidulous
acidulously
acidulousness
aciduria
acidurias
aciduric
acidy

Literary usage of Acidulate

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1. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... aponeurosis of insertion Ansatz-punkt, m. point of insertion Ansatz-rohr, n. nozzle Ansatz-stuck, n. = -rohr Ansäuern, vt to acidulate Ansäuerung, ..."

2. Standards and Tests for Reagent Chemicals by Benjamin Lindley Murray (1920)
"Dissolve 1 gm. in 20 mils of water as directed under the test for nitrogen, slightly acidulate the solution with hydrochloric acid and add hydrogen sulphide ..."

3. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by William Bathurst Woodman (1877)
"(5) acidulate a solution of corrosive sublimate with a sixth of its bulk of ... acidulate them with hydrochloric acid, and gently warm for some time. ..."

4. A Laboratory Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis for Students of Pharmacy by Theodore James Bradley (1920)
"Then add two drops of FeCl3 TS and acidulate with HCl. ... H. If sulphides, cyanides, iodides and bromides are absent, acidulate a small portion of the ..."

5. A Brief Course in Qualitative Chemical Analysis for Schools and Colleges by John Brewer Garvin (1902)
"(c) acidulate a third portion with nitric acid, and test for Chlorides as in Experiment 57 ... (d) 'acidulate a fourth portion with nitric acid, ..."

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