HyperDic: saponification

English > 1 sense of the word saponification:
NOUNprocesssaponificationa chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap)
saponification > pronunciation
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English > saponification: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningA chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap).
Broaderchemical reaction, reaction(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
Spanishsaponificación
Catalansaponificació
Verbssaponifyconvert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali
saponifybecome converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali

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