Meaning of “saponification” in the English Dictionary

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"saponification" in American English

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saponificationnoun [ U ]

/səˌpɑn·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

chemistry the chemical reaction between a fat or oil and an alkali which produces soap

(Definition of “saponification” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)