invert sugar


a mixture of the dextrorotatory forms of glucose and fructose, formed naturally in fruits and produced artificially in syrups or fondants by treating cane sugar with acids.

Nearby words

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  6. invertase,
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  8. invertebrates,
  9. inverted comma,
  10. inverted commas

Origin of invert sugar

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for invert sugar

invert sugar

/ (ˈɪnvɜːt) /


a mixture of fructose and glucose obtained by the inversion of sucrose
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Medicine definitions for invert sugar

invert sugar


A mixture of equal parts of glucose and fructose resulting from the hydrolysis of sucrose, found naturally in fruits and honey, and produced artificially for use in the food industry.

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