Definition of saponifiable in English:

saponifiable

adjective

Chemistry
  • See saponify

    • ‘Most coolants and lubricants used in machining operations today are saponifiable -- that is, they can be made soluble by uniting with alkali to form soap, which is rinsed from parts relatively easily.’

Pronunciation

saponifiable

/səˌpɒnɪˈfʌɪəb(ə)l/