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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-sij-uh-leyt]
    • /əˈsɪdʒ əˌleɪt/
    • /əsˈɪdjʊlˌeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-sij-uh-leyt]
    • /əˈsɪdʒ əˌleɪt/

Definitions of acidulate word

  • verb acidulate to make slightly acid or sour 3
  • verb transitive acidulate to make somewhat acid or sour 3
  • verb with object acidulate to make somewhat acid. 1
  • verb with object acidulate to sour; embitter. 1
  • noun acidulate Make slightly acidic. 1
  • verb acidulate (Transitive Verb) To make something slightly, or moderately acid; to acidify. 0

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Origin of acidulate

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1725-35; acidul(ous) + -ate1

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Parts of speech for Acidulate


acidulate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

acidulate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acidulate

noun acidulate

  • thicken — make thicker
  • acerbate — to embitter or exasperate
  • condense — If you condense something, especially a piece of writing or speech, you make it shorter, usually by including only the most important parts.
  • clot — A clot is a sticky lump that forms when blood dries up or becomes thick.
  • turn — to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate: to turn a wheel.

verb acidulate

  • annoy — If someone or something annoys you, it makes you fairly angry and impatient.
  • disillusion — to free from or deprive of illusion, belief, idealism, etc.; disenchant.
  • aggravate — If someone or something aggravates a situation, they make it worse.
  • irritate — to excite to impatience or anger; annoy.
  • disaffect — to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator's policies had soon disaffected the people.

Antonyms for acidulate

verb acidulate

  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
  • soothe — to tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh: soothing someone's anger; to soothe someone with a hot drink.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • comfort — If you are doing something in comfort, you are physically relaxed and contented, and are not feeling any pain or other unpleasant sensations.
  • pacify — to bring or restore to a state of peace or tranquillity; quiet; calm: to pacify an angry man.

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