from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To convert (starch, for example) into sugar.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To convert into sugar, as starch; saccharize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb biochemistry To convert soluble polysaccharides into simple sugars

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

  • verb sweeten with sugar
  • verb convert into a simple soluble fermentable sugar by hydrolyzing a sugar derivative or complex carbohydrate


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  • It is proposed for use with sugar based raw materials, which do not require the heating necessary to saccharify cassava starch.

    3 Ethanol Production

  • Utilization of the cellulase and - glucosidase to saccharify cellulose yields 5-15 percent glucose syrups in continuous hydrolysis or 10-30 percent glucose syrups in batch hydrolysis.

    3 Ethanol Production


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