saccharify

[suh-kar-uh-fahy, sak-er-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), saccharified, saccharifying.
to convert (starch) into sugar.

Origin:
1830–40; sacchar- + -ify

saccharification [suh-kar-uh-fi-key-shuhn] , noun
saccharifier, noun
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saccharify, saccharize or saccharise (sæˈkærɪˌfaɪ, ˈsækəˌraɪz)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to convert (starch) into sugar
 
saccharize, saccharize or saccharise
 
vb
 
saccharise, saccharize or saccharise
 
vb
 
saccharifi'cation, saccharize or saccharise
 
n
 
sacchari'zation, saccharize or saccharise
 
n
 
sacchari'sation, saccharize or saccharise
 
n

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However, the cost of cellulase enzymes to saccharify cellulose to glucose is a major hindrance.
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