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Definition 1: convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali - [verb of change]

Samples where saponify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • saponify oils and fats

(saponify is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

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

"the oil saponified"

(saponify belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 2: become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali - [verb of change]

Samples where saponify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the oil saponified

(saponify is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(saponify has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(saponify belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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