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(ă-sid′ĭ-fī″) [ acid + -ify]
1. To make a substance acid.
2. To become acid.
acidifiable (ă-sid″ĭ-fī′ă-bl), adjectiveacidification (-fĭ-kā′shŏn) acidifier (-fī″ĕr)


a technology used by processors to preserve foods by adding acids (such as acetic, citric, phosphoric, propionic and lactic acid) and thereby reduce the risk of growth of harmful bacteria.

acidification of feed
used to enhance the stomach acidity, reducing pH and salmonella infection as well as improving pig performance.
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About 10 years ago, ocean acidification nearly collapsed the annual $117 million West Coast shellfish industry, which supports more than 3,000 jobs.
Climate change is affecting our nation s coastal and ocean waters, and ocean acidification is a silent but critical product of that change that is rapidly affecting our food security, coastal economies, and culture, said Russell Callender, Ph.
An Oregon State University study published this week in the Journal of Shellfish Research says that more than 75 percent of oyster growers surveyed said they were either "extremely" or "very" concerned about ocean acidification - a percentage far greater than the general public.
The acidification that has occurred between 1975 and 2015 has been enough to slow the rate of calcification among corals by 40 percent.
Increasing our observations in this area will help us develop the environmental information needed by policymakers and industry to address the growing challenges of ocean acidification.
Ocean acidification is a rapid and unprecedented increase in ocean acidity directly related to human-driven accumulation of C[O.
Rising acidification (too much hydrogen in the seawater) of estuary waters spells trouble for Chesapeake Bay oysters and other marine habitats.
Now, for the first time, scientists have quantified the extent of surface acidification from those ancient days, and the news is not good: the oceans are on track to acidify at least as much as they did then, only at a much faster rate.
A lot of our intensive work is focused on the coral reef archipelago of Palau, where we've teamed up with scientists at the Palau International Coral Reef Center headed by scientist Yimnang Golbuu; with delegates of the Palauan government; and with The Nature Conservancy to identify reef communities that have the best chance of surviving climate change and ocean acidification.
The Times found that ocean acidification is helping push the seas toward a great unravelling that threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom -- and far faster than first expected.
He added that the acidification project started in March and is now complete.