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