verseifen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ver- (to change state) +‎ Seife (soap) +‎ -en

Verb[edit]

verseifen (third-person singular simple present verseift, past tense verseifte, past participle verseift, auxiliary haben)

  1. (chemistry) to saponify
    • 1859, Jacob Moleschott, Die Verdauung der Fette, page 66-67:
      Zwar sind kohlensaure Alkalien im Stande, neutrale Fette zu verseifen, und die Galle könnte sich also durch ihren Gehalt an kohlensaurem Natron in dieser Richtung wirksam erweisen.
      On the one hand, alkaline carbonates have the potential to saponify neutral fats, and the bile could be seen in this way due to its sodium carbonate content.

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