saccharify

[ suh-kar-uh-fahy, sak-er-uh-fahy ]
/ səˈkær əˌfaɪ, ˈsæk ər əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), sac·char·i·fied, sac·char·i·fy·ing.

to convert (starch) into sugar.

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Origin of saccharify

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/, nounsac·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

(tr) to convert (starch) into sugar

Derived forms of saccharify

saccharification or saccharization or saccharisation, noun
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