artificial sweetener


artificial sweetener
n. sugar substitute, substance used as sugar substitute of low calorie

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • artificial sweetener — noun A sugar substitute, a food additive that attempts to duplicate the effect of sugar in taste but usually with fewer calories …   Wiktionary

  • artificial sweetener — /ˌatəfɪʃəl ˈswitnə/ (say .ahtuhfishuhl sweetnuh) noun a synthetic sugar used as an ingredient in low calorie food and drinks, or as an additive to tea, coffee, etc., for people who are dieting or diabetic …   Australian English dictionary

  • Artificial — is something which is not natural. Its original sense, related to artifact and artifice , refers to a product of human endeavor; a more English but gendered synonym is man made . It is also used to mean false , a substitute for the real thing, as …   Wikipedia

  • sweetener — /sweet n euhr/, n. 1. something that sweetens, as sugar or a low calorie synthetic product used instead of sugar. 2. an added inducement: such sweeteners as tax breaks and low cost loans. [1640 50; SWEETEN + ER1] * * * ▪ food       any of various …   Universalium

  • sweetener — Synonyms and related words: Trinkgeld, ambrosia, artificial sweetener, bait, blackstrap, bonus, bounty, bribe, calcium cyclamate, cane syrup, carrot, clover honey, comb honey, consideration, corn syrup, cyclamates, donative, double time,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sweetener — [[t]swi͟ːtənə(r)[/t]] sweeteners 1) N MASS Sweetener is an artificial substance that can be used in drinks instead of sugar. 2) N COUNT A sweetener is something that you give or offer someone in order to persuade them to accept an offer or… …   English dictionary

  • sweetener — UK [ˈswiːt(ə)nə(r)] / US [ˈswɪt(ə)nər] noun Word forms sweetener : singular sweetener plural sweeteners 1) [countable/uncountable] a substance added to food or drink to make it taste sweeter diet drinks with artificial sweeteners 2) [countable]… …   English dictionary

  • Sweetener — A sweetener is a food additive which adds the basic taste of sweetness to a food; artificial sweeteners are sugar substitutes. Nutritive sweeteners * Sugar alcohols * Honey * Fruits * Syrups, including ** Maple syrup ** Sugar beet syrup ** Corn… …   Wikipedia

  • sweetener — sweet|ener [ˈswi:tnə US ər] n 1.) [U and C] a substance used to make food or drink taste sweeter ▪ No artificial sweeteners are used in this product. 2.) informal something that you give to someone to persuade them to do something, especially to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweetener — noun 1 (C, U) a substance used to make something taste sweeter: No artificial sweeteners are used in this product. 2 (C) informal something that you give to someone to persuade them to do something: These tax cuts are just a pre election… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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