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English verb: saponify

1. saponify (change) become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali


SamplesThe oil saponified.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupsaponify


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. saponify (change) convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali


SamplesSaponify oils and fats.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupsaponify


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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