saccharify

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

verb (used with object),sac·char·i·fied, sac·char·i·fy·ing.
  1. to convert (starch) into sugar.

Origin of saccharify

1
First recorded in 1830–40; sacchar- + -ify

Other words from saccharify

  • sac·char·i·fi·ca·tion [suh-kar-uh-fi-key-shuhn], /səˌkær ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
  • sac·char·i·fi·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for saccharify

saccharify

saccharize or saccharise (ˈsækəˌraɪz)

/ (sæˈkærɪˌfaɪ) /


verb-fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to convert (starch) into sugar

Derived forms of saccharify

  • saccharification or saccharization or saccharisation, noun

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