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a·cid·u·late

 (ə-sĭj′ə-lāt′)
tr. & intr.v. a·cid·u·lat·ed, a·cid·u·lat·ing, a·cid·u·lates
To make or become slightly acid.


a·cid′u·la′tion n.
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acidulate

(əˈsɪdjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(tr) to make slightly acid or sour
[C18: acidulous + -ate1]
aˌciduˈlation n
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a•cid•u•late

(əˈsɪdʒ əˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to make somewhat acid.
2. to sour; embitter.
[1725–35]
a•cid`u•la′tion, n.
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acidulate


Past participle: acidulated
Gerund: acidulating

Imperative
acidulate
acidulate
Present
I acidulate
you acidulate
he/she/it acidulates
we acidulate
you acidulate
they acidulate
Preterite
I acidulated
you acidulated
he/she/it acidulated
we acidulated
you acidulated
they acidulated
Present Continuous
I am acidulating
you are acidulating
he/she/it is acidulating
we are acidulating
you are acidulating
they are acidulating
Present Perfect
I have acidulated
you have acidulated
he/she/it has acidulated
we have acidulated
you have acidulated
they have acidulated
Past Continuous
I was acidulating
you were acidulating
he/she/it was acidulating
we were acidulating
you were acidulating
they were acidulating
Past Perfect
I had acidulated
you had acidulated
he/she/it had acidulated
we had acidulated
you had acidulated
they had acidulated
Future
I will acidulate
you will acidulate
he/she/it will acidulate
we will acidulate
you will acidulate
they will acidulate
Future Perfect
I will have acidulated
you will have acidulated
he/she/it will have acidulated
we will have acidulated
you will have acidulated
they will have acidulated
Future Continuous
I will be acidulating
you will be acidulating
he/she/it will be acidulating
we will be acidulating
you will be acidulating
they will be acidulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acidulating
you have been acidulating
he/she/it has been acidulating
we have been acidulating
you have been acidulating
they have been acidulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acidulating
you will have been acidulating
he/she/it will have been acidulating
we will have been acidulating
you will have been acidulating
they will have been acidulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acidulating
you had been acidulating
he/she/it had been acidulating
we had been acidulating
you had been acidulating
they had been acidulating
Conditional
I would acidulate
you would acidulate
he/she/it would acidulate
we would acidulate
you would acidulate
they would acidulate
Past Conditional
I would have acidulated
you would have acidulated
he/she/it would have acidulated
we would have acidulated
you would have acidulated
they would have acidulated
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acidulate

To make food slightly acid (e.g. by adding lemon juice or vinegar).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.acidulate - make sour or more souracidulate - make sour or more sour    
change taste - alter the flavor of
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Research efforts are in progress to manipulate these rocks and convert them to value-added product by using chemico-physical means partially acidulating RP by using phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms (19).
Treatments were: PAPR, produced by partially acidulating Gafsa phosphate rock with phosphoric acid; ProDAP, produced by mixing DAP with a slurry of elemental S finely ground in water then dried in air; commercially available SSP; and a control with no P application.
Sometime in approximately the first ten minutes of your culinary school education, or, on the very day you graduate from cleaning vegetables to being allowed to blanch them, you learn your lessons about food and color: creating contrasts in your presentation, keeping string beans bright green, acidulating your apples and artichokes, finishing a dish with a pinch of finely chopped parsley.