Adjective "Saponified" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Saponified


    Definition:

    1. to convert (a fat) into soap by treating with an alkali.

    2. to decompose (any ester), forming the corresponding alcohol and acid or salt. verb (used without object), saponified, saponifying.

    3. to become converted into soap.

    Origin:
    saponify

    Examples:

    "oils can be saponified."

    "fatses can be saponified."