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sa·pon·i·fy

 (sə-pŏn′ə-fī′)
v. sa·pon·i·fied, sa·pon·i·fy·ing, sa·pon·i·fies
v.tr.
1. To convert (an ester) by saponification.
2. To convert (a fat or oil) into soap.
v.intr.
To undergo saponification.

[French saponifier : Latin sāpō, sāpōn-, hair dye; see saponin + French -fier, -fy.]

sa·pon′i·fi′a·ble adj.
sa·pon′i·fi′er n.

saponify

(səˈpɒnɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a fat is converted into a soap by treatment with alkali
2. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction in which an ester is hydrolysed to an acid and an alcohol as a result of treatment with an alkali
[C19: from French saponifier, from Latin sāpō soap]
saˈponiˌfiable adj
saˈponiˌfier n
saˌponifiˈcation n

sa•pon•i•fy

(səˈpɒn əˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to convert (a fat) into soap by treating with an alkali.
2. to decompose (any ester), forming the corresponding alcohol and acid or salt.
v.i.
3. to become converted into soap.
[1815–25; < Latin sāpōn-, s. of sāpō soap]
sa•pon′i•fi`a•ble, adj.
sa•pon`i•fi•ca′tion, n.
sa•pon′i•fi`er, n.

saponify


Past participle: saponified
Gerund: saponifying

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am saponifying
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Present Perfect
I have saponified
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
I will saponify
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Future Perfect
I will have saponified
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Future Continuous
I will be saponifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been saponifying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been saponifying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been saponifying
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you had been saponifying
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Conditional
I would saponify
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Past Conditional
I would have saponified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change - 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 - 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"
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"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
alter, change, modify - 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 - become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali; "the oil saponified"
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Two hundred microliters of 2 N sodium hydrate/methanol solution (1:1 v/v) and 600 [micro]L of hydrogen chloride-methanol reagent (5% to 10%) were added to saponify and methylate the mixture (Tokyo Chemical Industry, Tokyo, Japan).
Briefly, total hydrophilic antioxidants were extracted by homogenizing 3 g fresh weight of deseeded skin and pulp in 25 mL of methanol using a Waring Blender (Waring Laboratory Science, Torring, CT) and allowing the homogenate to saponify for 12 hrs at 4[degrees]C.