non·​sa·​pon·​i·​fi·​able ˌnän-sə-ˈpä-nə-ˌfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce nonsaponifiable (audio)
: not able to be converted into soap : not capable of being saponified
nonsaponifiable fats

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsaponifiable was in 1859

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“Nonsaponifiable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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