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.
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- verb biochemistry To
convertsoluble polysaccharidesinto 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.
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.