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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Conversion of starch to sugars by the action of enzymes or acids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The conversion of starch into soluble products, as dextrins and sugar, esp. by the action of enzymes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The digestion of starch, or its conversion into sugar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. conversion of starch to sugar

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