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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt of saccharic acid.
  2. a compound formed by interaction of sucrose with a metallic oxide, usually lime, and useful in the purification of sugar.
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Origin of saccharate

First recorded in 1805–15; sacchar(ic acid) + -ate2
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Examples from the Web for saccharate

Historical Examples

  • The solutions used were potassium sulfide, saccharate of lime, and bordeaux mixture.

    Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:

    F. M. Hexamer

  • This decomposes the saccharate of lime, which has been formed in consequence of the large excess of lime added to the clarifiers.

  • The fructose is precipitated as a saccharate, which is filtered, suspended in water and decomposed by carbon dioxide.

British Dictionary definitions for saccharate


  1. any salt or ester of saccharic acid
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