(redirected from acidified)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
to convert into or become acid
aˈcidiˌfiable adj
aˌcidifiˈcation n
aˈcidiˌfier n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(əˈsɪd əˌfaɪ)

v.t., v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make or become acid; convert into an acid.
2. to make or become sour.
a•cid′i•fi`a•ble, adj.
a•cid`i•fi•ca′tion, n.
a•cid′i•fi`er, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


Past participle: acidified
Gerund: acidifying

I acidify
you acidify
he/she/it acidifies
we acidify
you acidify
they acidify
I acidified
you acidified
he/she/it acidified
we acidified
you acidified
they acidified
Present Continuous
I am acidifying
you are acidifying
he/she/it is acidifying
we are acidifying
you are acidifying
they are acidifying
Present Perfect
I have acidified
you have acidified
he/she/it has acidified
we have acidified
you have acidified
they have acidified
Past Continuous
I was acidifying
you were acidifying
he/she/it was acidifying
we were acidifying
you were acidifying
they were acidifying
Past Perfect
I had acidified
you had acidified
he/she/it had acidified
we had acidified
you had acidified
they had acidified
I will acidify
you will acidify
he/she/it will acidify
we will acidify
you will acidify
they will acidify
Future Perfect
I will have acidified
you will have acidified
he/she/it will have acidified
we will have acidified
you will have acidified
they will have acidified
Future Continuous
I will be acidifying
you will be acidifying
he/she/it will be acidifying
we will be acidifying
you will be acidifying
they will be acidifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acidifying
you have been acidifying
he/she/it has been acidifying
we have been acidifying
you have been acidifying
they have been acidifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acidifying
you will have been acidifying
he/she/it will have been acidifying
we will have been acidifying
you will have been acidifying
they will have been acidifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acidifying
you had been acidifying
he/she/it had been acidifying
we had been acidifying
you had been acidifying
they had been acidifying
I would acidify
you would acidify
he/she/it would acidify
we would acidify
you would acidify
they would acidify
Past Conditional
I would have acidified
you would have acidified
he/she/it would have acidified
we would have acidified
you would have acidified
they would have acidified
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.acidify - make sour or more souracidify - make sour or more sour    
change taste - alter the flavor of
2.acidify - turn acidicacidify - turn acidic; "the solution acetified"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
alkalify, alkalise, alkalize, basify - turn basic and less acidic; "the solution alkalized"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
sich säuern


A. VTacidificar
B. VIacidificarse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[əˈsɪdɪˌfaɪ] vt & viacidificare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


vt. acedar, agriar, acidular.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
In the pope's home continent Latin America, the number of people in extreme poverty increased in 2017 to the highest in almost a decade despite improvements in social spending policies, another UN agency said last month."They live precarious situations: the air is flawed, the natural resources are depleted, the rivers polluted, the soil is acidified," Francis said of the world's most disadvantaged.
The researchers acidified Cheddar whey with lactic acid to a pH of 4.60.
Acidic water collects in drainage ditches and is distributed to surrounding water bodies via outflow drains, thereby exposing aquatic organisms to acidified environments (Wilson & Hyne 1997).
Furthermore, spreading of acidified slurry on soil will increase soil acidification, and chemical scorching of crops following application of slurries containing nitric acid have been reported.
Seas filling with surplus CO2 are becoming more acidified so that aquatic life, including coral reefs, are being destroyed.
These variations also contribute to the varying success of the same treatment procedure such as acidified drinking water in different locations [12, 13].
Naturally acidified with lime juice, World of Chia Premium Fruit Spreads contain only four ingredients: fruit, chia seeds, organic agave syrup and lime juice.
Any mixture that combines high acid and low acid foods is considered to be low acid unless it is acidified through the addition of a sufficient amount of vinegar, lemon juice, or citric acid.
Acidified water can dissolve the calcium carbonate skeletons of corals and make it tougher for shellfish to form their hard shells.
For four years, marine ecologist Lothar Schluter and colleagues steeped successive generations of Emiliania huxleyi phytoplankton in seawater acidified by carbon dioxide.
QUALICOAT testing includes a plant audit where the powder coatings are produced (Arlington, Texas) and a stringent battery of tests that include weathering, gloss retention, wet and dry adhesion, acidified corrosion resistance, thickness and impact analysis.