- to convert (starch) into sugar.
Origin of saccharify
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(b) 'Saccharification' of cellulose, cellulose hydrates, and hydrocellulose.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
In fact, the liquefaction and saccharification should proceed simultaneously.
The pulp or paste thus made is now placed in a vat, holding about 650 to 850 gals., in which the saccharification takes place.
This saccharification of the starch may be accomplished by sulphuric acid or by the action of diastase.
The vat should be then covered and left to stand from three-quarters to one hour for saccharification.
saccharize or saccharise (ˈsækəˌraɪz)
- (tr) to convert (starch) into sugar
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