detartrate

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detartrate (third-person singular simple present detartrates, present participle detartrating, simple past and past participle detartrated)

  1. To remove tartrates, especially from fruit juices and wines, in order to reduce tartness or sourness.
    • Richard P. Vine, Ellen M. Harkness, Sally J. Linton, Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace (2002) p. 134:
      Conditioning treatments are employed to clean, detartrate, and discourage microbial growth.

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