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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Resembling or having the qualities of soap. Soapy.

Usage examples (33)
  • She prepared a saponaceous looking soup for dinner.
  • Caustic potash, as we already observed, acts on the skin, and animal fibre, in virtue of its attraction for water and oil, and converts all animal matter into a kind of...
  • The cortical part of the root yields a milky saponaceous juice which is very bitter and slightly sedative.
  • It requires attention that an excess of dryer renders oil saponaceous, is inimical to drying, and is otherwise injurious. for more
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