saccharify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v saccharify convert into a simple soluble fermentable sugar by hydrolyzing a sugar derivative or complex carbohydrate
    • v saccharify sweeten with sugar "sugar your tea"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Saccharify To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saccharify To convert into sugar, as starch; saccharize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Saccharify to convert into sugar
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. saccharon, sugar + -fy,: cf. F. saccharifier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. saccharin—L. saccharum, sugar.