saponified :

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  • v  become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali
    the oil saponified
  • v  convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali
  • a  converted into soap
    saponified oils

  • As a screenplaywritten by Wolf Mankowitz and directed by John GuillerminAnouilh's fine-feathered strutter has been saponified, caponified, shorn of its more splendid plumes .
  • Also last week the Treasury imposed higher anti-dumping duties on electric light bulbs and sneakers from Japan, celluloid-covered thumb tacks from Germany, saponified stearic .

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