acidification


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a·cid·i·fy

 (ə-sĭd′ə-fī′)
tr. & intr.v. a·cid·i·fied, a·cid·i·fy·ing, a·cid·i·fies
To make or become acid.

a·cid′i·fi′a·ble adj.
a·cid′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
a·cid′i·fi′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acidification - the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acidacidification - the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
Translations

acidification

[əˌsidifiˈkeɪʃn] nacidificazione f
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