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saccharine

[sak-er-in, -uh-reen, -uh-rahyn] /ˈsæk ər ɪn, -əˌrin, -əˌraɪn/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or resembling that of sugar:
a powdery substance with a saccharine taste.
2.
containing or yielding sugar.
3.
very sweet to the taste; sugary:
a saccharine dessert.
4.
cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating:
a saccharine personality.
5.
exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental:
a saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
Origin of saccharine
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; sacchar- + -ine1
Related forms
saccharinely, adverb
saccharinity
[sak-uh-rin-i-tee] /ˌsæk əˈrɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonsaccharine, adjective, noun
nonsaccharinity, noun
unsaccharine, adjective
Can be confused
saccharin, saccharine.
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Examples from the Web for saccharine
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  • It is incontestable that spirits are produced by the saccharine substance.

    The Art of Making Whiskey Anthony Boucherie
  • She talked a great deal, and was saccharine to the little girl.

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • The saccharine fermentation, in which starch and gum are changed into sugar.

  • Luckily, he is not saccharine like the majority of writers on religious topics.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Juice, saccharine, highly aromatic, and of a most excellent flavor.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
British Dictionary definitions for saccharine

saccharine

/ˈsækəˌraɪn; -ˌriːn/
adjective
1.
excessively sweet; sugary: a saccharine smile
2.
of, relating to, of the nature of, or containing sugar or saccharin
Derived Forms
saccharinely, adverb
saccharinity (ˌsækəˈrɪnɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for saccharine
adj.

1670s, "of or like sugar," from Medieval Latin saccharum "sugar," from Latin saccharon "sugar," from Greek sakkharon, from Pali sakkhara, from Sanskrit sarkara "gravel, grit" (see sugar). Metaphoric sense of "overly sweet" first recorded 1841. For the sugar substitute, see saccharin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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saccharine in Medicine

saccharine sac·cha·rine (sāk'ər-ĭn, -ə-rēn', -ə-rīn')
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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