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Saponify

Sa`pon´i`fy
v. t.1.(Chem.) To convert into soap, as tallow or any fat; hence (Chem.), to subject to any similar process, as that which ethereal salts undergo in decomposition; as, to saponify ethyl acetate.
[imp. & p. p. Saponified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Saponifying .]
Verb1.saponify - become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali; "the oil saponified"
2.saponify - convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali; "saponify oils and fats"
change, chemical science, chemistry, saponification
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