To convert (starch, for example) into sugar. (verb-transitive)
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Use "saccharify" in a sentence
"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."