HyperDic: saponify

English > 2 senses of the word saponify:
VERBchangesaponifybecome converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali
changesaponifyconvert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali
English > saponify: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali.
PatternSomething ----s
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tosaponifyconvert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali
Spanishsaponificar
Nounssaponificationa chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap)
English > saponify: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningconvert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"saponify oils and fats"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar tosaponifyBecome converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali
Participlesaponifiedconverted into soap
unsaponifiednot converted into soap
Nounssaponificationa chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap)
soapa cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict