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ac·id·i·fy

(a-sid'i-fī),
1. To render acid.
2. To become acid.

ac·id·i·fy

(ă-sid'i-fī)
1. To render acidic.
2. To become acid.

acidify

(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)
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