saponaceous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sapo, -onis, soap; of Teutonic origin, and akin to English soap. See Soap

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

saponaceous (comparative more saponaceous, superlative most saponaceous)

  1. Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.
  2. Slippery, evasive

Derived terms[edit]

Saponaceous bodies are compounds of an acid and a base, and are in reality a kind of salt

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