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adjective as in soapy

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Some of them, more imaginative, declared that Mrs. Charmington was even a sleeping partner in the saponaceous firm.

When dry it did not fear water; though a saponaceous medium, it was not again soluble in water.

The cloth is padded again with the saponaceous liquor; and again spread on the grass, or dried hard in the stove.

He gave it in six-drachm doses; and says that he employed also in similar cases saponaceous medicines, and rhubarb.

Color the grease very strongly with alkanet root, then proceed as for the manufacture of saponaceous cream.


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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to saponaceous, such as: buttery, creamy, oiled, slippery, waxy, and adipose.

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