- 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.
- addition reaction,
- additional member system,
- additive color,
- additive effect,
- additive group,
- additive identity,
- additive inverse
Origin of additive
Examples from the Web for additive
These quantities are additive for years after 1800, and subtractive for years before that epoch.Astrology|Sepharial
By a most remarkable coincidence, the Egyptians, as the Mayas, considered these additive five days unlucky.Vestiges of the Mayas|Augustus Le Plongeon
The chief mixtures of two of the "additive" primaries produce the "subtractive" primaries.Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh
The additive effect of stimulus of light and gravity is seen illustrated in figure 180.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
From these it is obvious that the result is due to the additive effects of many simple illusions of angle.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh