sweetener

[sweet-n-er]

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.

Nearby words

  1. sweetbriar,
  2. sweetbrier,
  3. sweetcorn,
  4. sweeten,
  5. sweeten the kitty,
  6. sweetening,
  7. sweetheart,
  8. sweetheart agreement,
  9. sweetheart contract,
  10. sweetheart neckline

Origin of sweetener

First recorded in 1640–50; sweeten + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for sweetener

sweetener

noun

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