Definition for sweetening (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
- to make (the stomach, soil, etc.) less acidic, as by means of certain preparations, chemicals, etc.
- to remove sulfur and its compounds from (oil or gas).
- to enhance the value of (loan collateral) by including additional or especially valuable securities.
- to add to the value or attractiveness of (any proposition, holding, etc.).
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for sweetening
“Sweetening the pot,” “upping the ante,” “showing your cards,” “folding your hand”—all those clichés stem from poker for a reason.
Freshly grated pear barely needs any sweetening, which is why we encourage you to make the pear puree yourself.
Sweetening the deal was the prize Best secured for the winner: lunch with Jerry Yang, founder of Yahoo!
In sweetening the cream, allow a teacup of sugar to each quart.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
Cook rice until soft in milk to cover, sweetening and flavoring to taste.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
Cane-sugar is more soluble than the latter, and has twice the sweetening power.A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene|Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
This is used quite extensively as a sweetening agent in canned sweet corn, and other similar products.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants|Edwin M. Bruce
At frequent intervals beds, chests, and bags were opened out and exposed to the sweetening influences of fresh air and sunshine.Terre Napoleon|Ernest Scott