saponify
[ suh-pon-uh-fahy ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
early 19th century; Latin from French saponifier, from Latin sapo, sapon- ‘soap’
Synonyms
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Antonyms
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Definition
1. to become converted into soap
2. to convert (a fat) into soap by treating with an alkali
Examples
1. A) With the right application of lemon juice, you can saponify your olive oil into actual bath soap. B) Be careful how you apply this, as it can saponify the liquids in high quantities.
2. A) Using citrus fruits, we can saponify these oils into an all-natural soap. B) Don't worry, the acids in this cleaner are harmless, as they can only saponify grease.
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