saponaceous [ sap-uh-ney-shuh s ]
1. resembling soap; soapy.
OTHER WORDS FROM SAPONACEOUS
WORDS RELATED TO SAPONACEOUS
buttery, waxy, slippery, creamy, oiled, lubricant, lustrous, polished, rich, sleek, smooth, soapy, soothing, swimming, unctuous, adipose, oleaginous, butyraceous, lardy, lubricous
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Origin: 1700–10; < New Latin sāpōnāceus, equivalent to Latin sāpōn- (stem of sāpō) soap + -āceus -aceous
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SAPONACEOUS
Trituration with water is an excellent way to get out of them all their saline and saponaceous contents.
ELEMENTS OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CHYMISTRY, 5TH ED.|PIERRE JOSEPH MACQUER
And, for the matter of that, so was Mr. Saponaceous Wood, of counsel.
THE STORY OF A MINE|BRET HARTE
The cloth is padded again with the saponaceous liquor; and again spread on the grass, or dried hard in the stove.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINES|ANDREW URE
Name a contraction of Sapo Indicus, Indian soap, having reference to the saponaceous character of the berries.
THE MANUAL OF THE BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES|ASA GRAY
In some cases, instead of the above substances, a little liquor of potassa is employed, by which a saponaceous emulsion is formed.
COOLEY'S CYCLOPDIA OF PRACTICAL RECEIPTS AND COLLATERAL INFORMATION IN THE ARTS, MANUFACTURES, PROFESSIONS, AND TRADES..., SIXTH EDITION, VOLUME I|ARNOLD COOLEY
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