- to convert (starch) into sugar.
Origin of saccharify
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The mass is now left to saccharify; the stirrer being operated at intervals throughout this period.
The whole is then stirred energetically and left to saccharify for three or four hours.
saccharize or saccharise (ˈsækəˌraɪz)
- (tr) to convert (starch) into sugar
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