- Also called food additive. a substance added directly to food during processing, as for preservation, coloring, or stabilization.
- something that becomes part of food or affects it as a result of packaging or processing, as debris or radiation.
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OTHER WORDS FROM additivead·di·tive·ly, adverbin·ter·ad·di·tive, adjectivesub·ad·di·tive, adjectivesub·ad·di·tive·ly, adverb
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You might smell it when roasting malt, barley, and other grains, or as an additive in bread and cakes.Why autumn air smells so delicious and sweet|Sara Kiley Watson|October 13, 2020|Popular-Science
They’ve placed tailings from exploratory drilling into assorted containers, and are measuring the reaction rates that result from using different chemical additives and processes under different weather conditions.Asbestos could be a powerful weapon against climate change (you read that right)|James Temple|October 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
More research on possible effects from different additives in these plastics also will be needed, Yue notes.How to recycle ‘nonrecyclable’ plastics|Kathiann Kowalski|October 2, 2020|Science News For Students
So hot I am guessing there’s a fuel additive in the mix and that additive smells like “guilt.”Does Pre-Confessing Clear You of Sexual Causality?|Eugene Robinson|September 20, 2020|Ozy
A pair of mathematicians has solved the first chunk of one of the most famous conjectures about the additive properties of whole numbers.Landmark Math Proof Clears Hurdle in Top Erdős Conjecture|Erica Klarreich|August 3, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Not because I need to feed him, keep him in milk, yogurt, additive-free turkey bologna.Daddy, How Come You’re Always Broke? Benjamin Anastas’s ‘Too Good to Be True’|Benjamin Anastas|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
BPA remains a common additive in both dental fillings and dental sealants, according to the American Dental Association.Can Children's Dental Fillings Spur Depression?|Florence Williams|July 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Conversely, indefinite integrals are indeterminate to the extent of an additive constant.
This valuable additive law, however, cannot be applied in strictness to the amount of ionisation attending the ray.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays|J. (John) Joly
Bearing in mind the additive effects of stimulus we see that its effective intensity increases with the duration of application.
(d) Additive effect on current of response, root-tip a negative, and growing region A positive.
The additive effect of stimulus of light and gravity is seen illustrated in figure 180.