Definition of acidify in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈsidəˌfī/

verb (acidifies, acidifying, acidified)

Make or become acid: [with object]: pollutants can acidify surface water [no object]: the paper was acidifying
More example sentences
  • This might have generated enough debris to block out sunlight and trigger an ice age, enough sulfuric acid to acidify the oceans, and/or enough carbon dioxide to cause global warming by a greenhouse effect.
  • The reaction mixture was poured onto water, acidified and extracted with ethyl acetate.
  • International shipping may be one of the largest sources of air pollutants along the Norwegian coast and in the Northern Atlantic, forming ground-level ozone and acidifying shorelines, according to Norwegian researchers.



Pronunciation: /əˌsidəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Thus, prevention of nitrate leaching is an important step towards minimizing soil acidification.
  • The nutrient solution was changed every week to limit the acidification, and was oxygenated by an aquarium pump.
  • As the enzymes drive acidification and also coagulate the milk, cheese flavor begins naturally developing.

Words that rhyme with acidify

humidify, rigidify, solidify

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Syllabification: a·cid·i·fy

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