saccharize

[ sak-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsæk əˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), sac·cha·rized, sac·cha·riz·ing.

to convert into sugar; saccharify.
to convert (the starches in grain) to fermentable sugars during mashing.

Nearby words

  1. saccharify,
  2. saccharimeter,
  3. saccharimetry,
  4. saccharin,
  5. saccharine,
  6. saccharo-,
  7. saccharofarinaceous,
  8. saccharoid,
  9. saccharolactic acid,
  10. saccharolytic

Also especially British, sac·cha·rise.

Origin of saccharize

First recorded in 1755–65; sacchar- + -ize

Related formssac·cha·ri·za·tion, noun

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