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sweetener

[ sweet-n-er ]
/ ˈswit n ər /
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noun

something that sweetens, as sugar or a low-calorie synthetic product used instead of sugar.
an added inducement: such sweeteners as tax breaks and low-cost loans.

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Origin of sweetener

First recorded in 1640–50; sweeten + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for sweetener

sweetener
/ (ˈswiːtə) /

noun

a sweetening agent, esp one that does not contain sugar
informal a bribe
informal a financial inducement
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