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to turn into vinegar; make or become acetous.
Historical Examples

Wine in bottles well filled and laid flat do not acetify; this is because the mycoderm cannot multiply for lack of oxygen.
Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot

verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to become or cause to become acetic acid or vinegar


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