Adjective "acidulated" definition and examples

(Acidulated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈsɪdjʊleɪt//əˈsɪdʒʊleɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make slightly acidic.
  1. 'Keep the artichoke in a bowl of water with a lemon squeezed into it, (rather grandly called acidulated water), this stops the heart from blackening when it is exposed.'
  2. 'Sulphide minerals in the gold ridges dissolve and creates mineral-rich acidulated water.'
  3. 'They have a sour and acidulated taste, so much so that birds won't even touch them.'
  4. 'As soon as each one is peeled, place it in the acidulated water.'
  5. 'Quarter hearts and rub cut edges with lemon and soak in acidulated water until ready to use.'
  6. 'Another neat trick is to add two or three bits of lemon peel to acidulate the water.'
  7. 'This is a bit acid so no need to acidulate the water.'
  8. 'Peel and thinly slice the lotus root crosswise and place in acidulated water.'
  9. 'Cream of tartar is made from it, and it is use to acidulate baking powder and ammonium carbonate.'
  10. 'Hold prepped artichokes in the acidulated water until you’re ready to cook them; it prevents them from turning brown.'

More definitions

1. to make somewhat acid.

2. to sour; embitter.

More examples(as adjective)

"waters can be acidulated."

"gels can be acidulated."

Origin

(acidulate)Mid 18th century: from Latin acidulus (from acidus ‘sour’) + -ate.