[sak-er-in, -uh-reen, -uh-rahyn]
- of the nature of or resembling that of sugar: a powdery substance with a saccharine taste.
- containing or yielding sugar.
- very sweet to the taste; sugary: a saccharine dessert.
- cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating: a saccharine personality.
- exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental: a saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
Origin of saccharine
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Examples from the Web for saccharine
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His father was executed in 1942 by a German gendarme after attempting to smuggle a packet of saccharine into the Ghetto.The Week in Death: Irving Milchberg, the Teenage Gunrunner of the Warsaw Ghetto
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It is incontestable that spirits are produced by the saccharine substance.The Art of Making Whiskey
She talked a great deal, and was saccharine to the little girl.The Cricket
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
Juice, saccharine, highly aromatic, and of a most excellent flavor.British Pomology
- excessively sweet; sugarya saccharine smile
- of, relating to, of the nature of, or containing sugar or saccharin
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Word Origin and History for saccharine
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
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