[ UK /ɐsˈɪdɪfˌa‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /əˈsɪdəˌfaɪ/ ]
  1. turn acidic
    the solution acetified
  2. make sour or more sour
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How To Use acidify In A Sentence

  • _Chloroazoimide_, Cl·N_3, the chloride corresponding to azoimide, was obtained by F. Raschig (_Ber. _, 1908, 41, p. 4194) as a highly explosive colourless gas on acidifying a mixture of sodium azide and hypochlorite with acetic or boric acid. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"
  • The Gist: Coral Reefs are in deep trouble due to warming and acidifying oceans, but they may not be in as much danger as previously thought. David Kroodsma: This Week in Climate Science: A Triassic Warning, Carbon-Absorbing Forests, and Amazon Dams
  • It is the hydrogen ion component that is toxic, affecting cell membranes, acidifying substrata, and leaching metals like calcium.
  • International shipping may be one of the largest sources of air pollutants along the Norwegian coast and in the Northern Atlantic, forming ground-level ozone and acidifying shorelines, according to Norwegian researchers.
  • Malic acid is available commercially for use in acidifying foods and beverages and in numerous industrial processes.
  • When it was apparent that urine pH, and not ash or magnesium was the problem, they began to add Ammonium Chloride to their cat foods to acidify the diet.
  • In contrast to cereals or other crops, legumes are known to acidify the rhizosphere even when supplied with nitrates.
  • When you hear about islands sinking or oceans acidifying or a twelve mile long iceberg breaking off and floating towards Australia it raises some red flags. Think Progress » Fox Thinks Winter Chill Disproves Global Warming; Experts Disagree
  • When in doubt deacidify it, you aren't gonna hurt it, if it doesn't need it. Archive 2008-06-01
  • Many plants and fish will not thrive as well when the water pH goes much beyond 7.6-7.8, so you might have to use peat or sphagnum to acidify the water a bit and bring the pH back down to more ideal levels.
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