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sweetening

[ sweet-n-ing, sweet-ning ]
/ ˈswit n ɪŋ, ˈswit nɪŋ /
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noun
something that sweetens food, beverages, etc., as sugar, saccharine, etc.
the process of causing something to be or become sweet.
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Origin of sweetening

First recorded in 1585–95; sweeten + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for sweetening

sweetening
/ (ˈswiːtənɪŋ) /

noun
something that sweetens
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