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Meaning of "saponify" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SAPONIFY

From French saponifier, from Latin sāpōsoap.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SAPONIFY

saponify  [səˈpɒnɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAPONIFY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Saponify is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb saponify in English.

WHAT DOES SAPONIFY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Saponification

Saponification is a process that produces soap, usually from fats and lye. It involves a reaction between a base, usually sodium hydroxide, and an ester group on a compound. Triglycerides are an example, which is an ester of a fatty acid. The triglycerides are hydrolyzed to form the sodium salt of a carboxylate. In addition to soap, such traditional saponification processes produce glycerol. "Saponifiable substances" are those that can be converted into soap.

Definition of saponify in the English dictionary

The definition of saponify in the dictionary is to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a fat is converted into a soap by treatment with alkali. Other definition of saponify is 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.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SAPONIFY

PRESENT

Present
I saponify
you saponify
he/she/it saponifies
we saponify
you saponify
they saponify
Present continuous
I am saponifying
you are saponifying
he/she/it is saponifying
we are saponifying
you are saponifying
they are saponifying
Present perfect
I have saponified
you have saponified
he/she/it has saponified
we have saponified
you have saponified
they have saponified
Present perfect continuous
I have been saponifying
you have been saponifying
he/she/it has been saponifying
we have been saponifying
you have been saponifying
they have been saponifying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I saponified
you saponified
he/she/it saponified
we saponified
you saponified
they saponified
Past continuous
I was saponifying
you were saponifying
he/she/it was saponifying
we were saponifying
you were saponifying
they were saponifying
Past perfect
I had saponified
you had saponified
he/she/it had saponified
we had saponified
you had saponified
they had saponified
Past perfect continuous
I had been saponifying
you had been saponifying
he/she/it had been saponifying
we had been saponifying
you had been saponifying
they had been saponifying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will saponify
you will saponify
he/she/it will saponify
we will saponify
you will saponify
they will saponify
Future continuous
I will be saponifying
you will be saponifying
he/she/it will be saponifying
we will be saponifying
you will be saponifying
they will be saponifying
Future perfect
I will have saponified
you will have saponified
he/she/it will have saponified
we will have saponified
you will have saponified
they will have saponified
Future perfect continuous
I will have been saponifying
you will have been saponifying
he/she/it will have been saponifying
we will have been saponifying
you will have been saponifying
they will have been saponifying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would saponify
you would saponify
he/she/it would saponify
we would saponify
you would saponify
they would saponify
Conditional continuous
I would be saponifying
you would be saponifying
he/she/it would be saponifying
we would be saponifying
you would be saponifying
they would be saponifying
Conditional perfect
I would have saponify
you would have saponify
he/she/it would have saponify
we would have saponify
you would have saponify
they would have saponify
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been saponifying
you would have been saponifying
he/she/it would have been saponifying
we would have been saponifying
you would have been saponifying
they would have been saponifying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you saponify
we let´s saponify
you saponify
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to saponify
Past participle
saponified
Present Participle
saponifying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAPONIFY


ammonify
əˈmɒnɪˌfaɪ
carnify
ˈkɑːnɪˌfaɪ
cockneyfy
ˈkɒknɪˌfaɪ
consignify
kɒnˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
cornify
ˈkɔːnɪˌfaɪ
dignify
ˈdɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
divinify
dɪˈvɪnɪˌfaɪ
indemnify
ɪnˈdɛmnɪˌfaɪ
lignify
ˈlɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
magnify
ˈmæɡnɪˌfaɪ
minify
ˈmɪnɪˌfaɪ
opsonify
ɒpˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ
opsonize
ɒpˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ
personify
pɜːˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ
presignify
priːˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
reunify
riːˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ
signify
ˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
solemnify
səˈlɛmnɪˌfaɪ
UniFi
ˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ
unify
ˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAPONIFY

sapodilla
saponaceous
saponaceousness
saponaria
saponated
saponifiable
saponification
saponified
saponifier
saponifies
saponin
saponine
saponite
sapor
saporific
saporous
sapota
sapotaceous
sapote
sappan

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAPONIFY

certify
clarify
cocknify
damnify
identify
indignify
justify
lenify
modify
munify
notify
omnify
qualify
resinify
sanify
simplify
specify
undignify
verify
vinify

Synonyms and antonyms of saponify in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «saponify» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAPONIFY

Find out the translation of saponify to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of saponify from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «saponify» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

皂化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saponificar
570 millions of speakers

English

saponify
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

saponify
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صبن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

омылять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saponify
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাবানে পরিণত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saponifier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saponify
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verseifen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鹸化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비누화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saponify
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm hóa thành xà bông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

saponify
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साबण करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sabunlaştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saponificare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zmydlenia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обмилюють
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

saponifica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαπωνοποιώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verzepen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förtvåla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forsåpe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of saponify

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPONIFY»

The term «saponify» is normally little used and occupies the 138.377 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPONIFY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about saponify

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAPONIFY»

Discover the use of saponify in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to saponify and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Soap Gazette and Perfumer
For 32° Tw. lye, 156.8 + 1.67 I 93.8 gallons. 1.67) 15680(')3.S 1503 650 501 1490 To sum up: to saponify one ton of tallow, halfton cottonseed Oil, and half-ton of rosin there will be required-— 560 gallons Of 12° Tw. lye. 154.5 “ “ 20° Tw. “ 93.8 ...
‎1903
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From Donkey's Mouth and Other Short Stories
Saponify. “HOW. DID THE bird come out on Thanksgiving Day?” inquired Juggernaut. “Good, very good—this year, we deep-fried the turkey. The skin was quickly deep-fried to seal all the juices. The meat was tender and juicy like never before ...
Subba Rao, 2013
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Vitamin Analysis for the Health and Food Sciences, Second ...
Dissolve residue in MeOH Saponify, ambient, 18 h. Extract w/ Hex: Et20 (85:15). Centrifuge, reextract. Add hexadecane to extract, evaporate aliquot, and redissolve in heptane Saponify, extract w/Et20, IS-retinyl acetate, evaporate, redissolve ...
Ronald R. Eitenmiller, W. O. Landen, Jr, Lin Ye, 2007
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Caveman Chemistry: 28 Projects, from the Creation of Fire to ...
Any alkali will saponify fats and oils and by now we have several at our disposal; potash (potassium carbonate) leached from the ashes of inland plants, soda ash (sodium carbonate) leached from the ashes of marine plants, ammonia from ...
Kevin M. Dunn, 2003
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Scientific Soapmaking: The Chemistry of the Cold Process
Clearly, this high-water soap must saponify more slowly than its low-water cousin . Because they contain the same quantities of oil and lye, both reactions must release the same amount of heat, but the low-water soap does so in a short amount ...
Kevin M. Dunn, 2010
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Analysis of Triglycerides
Titration Periodate Saponify, acidulate, and extract fatty acids. Add excess NaIOi 500 Specific for 1,2-diols. 441 to glycerol and back-titrate with NaAsOQ. Cerium perchlorate Saponify, acidulate, and extract fatty acids. Titrate glycerol 500 ...
Carter Litchfield, 2012
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Organic Chemistry
Three moles of KOH are required to saponify one mole of triglyceride. 3 moles of KOH, i.e., 168 g of KOH, are needed to saponify one mole or 790 g of triglyceride or 168000 mg of KOH are needed to saponify 790 g triglyceride. Saponification ...
R. L. Madan, 2013
8
The Handmade Soap Book
Shea butter: This moisturizing and nourishing butter will not saponify and so remains in your soap to soothe sensitive skins. Vitamin E Oil: This is an antioxidant that retards deterioration of fresh matter in soap. It also prevents skin wrinkles.
Melinda Coss, 1998
9
T.B. Of Organic Chemistry (M.E.)
Calculate (a) the saponification number and (b) the iodine number. Answer, (a) Saponiftcation Number : Three moles of KOH are required to saponify one mole of triglyceride, or 3 moles KOH x = 168 g KOH needed to saponify one mole or 890 ...
Arun Bahl, 2005
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Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town
So far, the science and mathematics are reassuringly precise. Unfortunately, there is one additional complication which introduces some uncertainty. The above formula indicates how much sodium hydroxide is required to completely saponify ...
Susan Hand Shetterly, 1995

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAPONIFY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term saponify is used in the context of the following news items.
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Homespun Love: Mix Up a Batch of Oatmeal Stout Soap
Different oils saponify different amounts of lye and switching one out for another can lead to a bar of soap that either doesn't set up or chemically burns anyone ... «Autostraddle, Jan 15»
2
It's a one-woman show at Longview's Soap Factory
Before she can place it on her shelves, she must wait 8 weeks — four weeks for the soap mixture to saponify (the chemical reaction that takes place during ... «Longview Daily News, Jul 14»
3
Discovery of Bronze Age boiled brains in Kütahya shakes science
These elements such as sodium, potassium, aluminum and manganese, both drain the water in the tissues and help the brain's oil to saponify,” said Altınöz. He ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Oct 13»
4
Business Perspectives: Firefly Essentials glows in community
The process will never be automated. The way we do it takes 3 weeks for the lye to saponify (cure) and it's important to note that we hand groom each bar with a ... «Columbia Daily Herald, May 13»
5
Natural soaps prove to be a dream come true - Column by Bonnie …
"Then the soap has to saponify, which means moving through the stages of congealing and hardening. These were my first usable bars of soap. Why, I took one ... «The Sudbury Star, Jul 11»
6
Soap. Opera.
Jones dashes off the lingo with ease, using terms like “saponify” (converting fat into soap) and extolling the benefits of using goat's milk as a base. While he ... «Dallas Voice, Jun 11»
7
Going Fair Trade
... mint oils, and they collectively constitute over 95% by weight of our agricultural volume - everything except water and the alkali needed to saponify our soaps. «Huffington Post, Sep 10»
8
Borsch – Russian Beetroot Soup
... aromatic substances evaporate, and during strong boiling of broth the fats saponify, and so the broth acquires muddy coloring, unpleasant smell and taste, ... «Russia-InfoCenter, Aug 10»
9
Children's Hospital Surgeon Tames 'Angry Organ'
A damaged pancreas can start to saponify, literally turn to a mushy soap. Justin's mom, Kim Murphy, remembers Dr. Eichelberger telling her that the tissue was ... «Washington Post, Nov 08»

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« EDUCALINGO. Saponify [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/saponify>. Aug 2020 ».
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