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saccharine

[ sak-er-in, -uh-reen, -uh-rahyn ]
/ ˈsæk ər ɪn, -əˌrin, -əˌraɪn /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of saccharine

First recorded in 1665–75; sacchar- + -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM saccharine

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH saccharine

saccharin, saccharine
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British Dictionary definitions for saccharine

saccharine
/ (ˈsækəˌraɪn, -ˌriːn) /

adjective
excessively sweet; sugarya saccharine smile
of, relating to, of the nature of, or containing sugar or saccharin

Derived forms of saccharine

saccharinely, adverbsaccharinity (ˌsækəˈrɪnɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for saccharine

saccharine
[ săkər-ĭn, -ə-rēn′, -ə-rīn′ ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
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