saponify

Definitions of saponify
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v 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”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali

“the oil saponified
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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