saccharify

[suh-kar-uh-fahy, sak-er-uh-fahy]

Origin of saccharify

First recorded in 1830–40; sacchar- + -ify
Related formssac·char·i·fi·ca·tion [suh-kar-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /səˌkær ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounsac·char·i·fi·er, noun
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saccharify

saccharize or saccharise (ˈsækəˌraɪz)

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to convert (starch) into sugar
Derived Formssaccharification or saccharization or saccharisation, noun
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