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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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saponify
Present
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you saponify
they saponify
Preterite
I saponified
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we saponified
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Present Continuous
I am saponifying
you are saponifying
he/she/it is saponifying
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you are saponifying
they are saponifying
Present Perfect
I have saponified
you have saponified
he/she/it has saponified
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they have saponified
Past Continuous
I was saponifying
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he/she/it was saponifying
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Past Perfect
I had saponified
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Future
I will saponify
you will saponify
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you will saponify
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Future Perfect
I will have saponified
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he/she/it will have saponified
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you will have saponified
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Future Continuous
I will be saponifying
you will be saponifying
he/she/it will be saponifying
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you will be saponifying
they will be saponifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been saponifying
you have been saponifying
he/she/it has been saponifying
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you have been saponifying
they have been saponifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been saponifying
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he/she/it will have been saponifying
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you will have been saponifying
they will have been saponifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been saponifying
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he/she/it had been saponifying
we had been saponifying
you had been saponifying
they had been saponifying
Conditional
I would saponify
you would saponify
he/she/it would saponify
we would saponify
you would saponify
they would saponify
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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The alkali treatment is designed to remove the undesirable crude oil impurities without saponifying any degummed oil which would increase refining loss (Erickson et al.
For example, rather than just adding exotic oils to a traditional soap base, the company explored ways of saponifying unusual and exotic oils.
2] is 10:3:11 under our experiment conditions after saponifying the superabsorbent composite incorporated with 30 wt% APT at 95[degrees]C for 2 h, with the molar ratio of 0.