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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.
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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"
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[əˌsidifiˈkeɪʃn] nacidificazione f
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Ocean acidification is a result of the increase in C[O.sub.2] levels and is an effect of global climate change (Caldeira & Wickett, 2005), with a decrease of 0.3-0.5 pH units estimated to occur by the end of the century (IPCC, 2013).
Increasingly extreme weather patterns around the globe, rampant wildfires and ocean acidification won't be stemmed without strong action.
Using CT scans of skate skeletons, Valentina Di Santo, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of George Lauder, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard, was able to show that, while ocean acidification has led to a drop in the mineralization of some parts of the skeletons, it has had the opposite effect in other areas.
[USA], Apr 26 (ANI): A recent study suggests that ocean acidification could have a serious impact on over a million people globally who depend on coastal protection, fisheries, and aquaculture.
The global ocean currently absorbs one third of the released anthropogenic carbon dioxide, fundamentally altering ocean carbonate chemistry including a decrease in the pH or ocean acidification (Raven et al., 2005).
Utter the words "ocean acidification" in mixed company, and you'll probably get blank stares.
The Conference aims to address threats to global water, oceans and seas caused by human activities, such as pollution, those caused by effects of climate change and acidification of seas and oceans, which have a major impact on global efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve economic growth among other considerations.
(2) Not only does this excessive C[O.sub.2] trap heat inside our atmosphere, but more than a quarter of these annual anthropogenic C[O.sub.2] emissions dissolve into the oceans (3) and make the water more acidic through a process we call ocean acidification (OA).
The EU also pledged $1.5 min to build resilience to ocean acidification in the seafood sector by revolutionizing the technology to protect shellfish and other aquaculture farms.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Carbon dioxide emissions are killing off coral reefs and kelp forests as heat waves and ocean acidification damage marine ecosystems, scientists have warned.
1986, Josefson & Rasmussen 2000, Nixon & Buckley 2002, Whitfield 2016), also make estuaries prone to acidification (Cook et al.