saccharify
transitive verb see saccharification

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Saccharify — Sac*char i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saccharified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saccharifying}.] [L. saccharon sugar + fy: cf. F. saccharifier.] To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saccharify — [sə kar′ə fī΄] vt. saccharified, saccharifying [ SACCHAR + I + FY] to convert (starch or dextrin) into sugar, as by chemical means saccharification n …   English World dictionary

  • saccharify — saccharification /seuh kar euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. saccharifier, n. /seuh kar euh fuy , sak euhr euh fuy /, v.t., saccharified, saccharifying. to convert (starch) into sugar. [1830 40; SACCHAR + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • saccharify — verb To convert soluble polysaccharides into simple sugars See Also: saccharification …   Wiktionary

  • saccharify — To convert starch or cellulose or other polysaccharides into sugar. [sacchari + L. facio, to make] …   Medical dictionary

  • saccharify — sac·char·i·fy || sÉ™ kærɪfaɪ v. convert a complex carbohydrate into sugar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saccharify — sac·chari·fy …   English syllables

  • saccharify — /səˈkærəfaɪ/ (say suh karuhfuy) verb (t) (saccharified, saccharifying) to convert (starch, etc.) into sugar. –saccharification /səˌkærəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say suh.karuhfuh kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • saccharify — verb 1. sweeten with sugar sugar your tea • Syn: ↑sugar • Derivationally related forms: ↑sugar (for: ↑sugar) • Hypernyms: ↑sweete …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saccharified — Saccharify Sac*char i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saccharified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saccharifying}.] [L. saccharon sugar + fy: cf. F. saccharifier.] To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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