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Saponify

verb
(past & past part. saponified; pres. part. saponifying)
1.
Become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali.
2.
Convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali.






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