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sweetening

[ sweet-n-ing, sweet-ning ]

noun

  1. something that sweetens food, beverages, etc., as sugar, saccharine, etc.
  2. the process of causing something to be or become sweet.


sweetening

/ ˈswiːtənɪŋ /

noun

  1. something that sweetens


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sweetening1

First recorded in 1585–95; sweeten + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

Both of these concoctions are perfect for flavoring and sweetening cocktails and other beverages, like spritzers and teas.

“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!

A small lump of sugar, sir, will take the flatness out of the seltzer without noticeably sweetening the drink, sir.

Which was another endearing way of the Little Doctor's—the way of sweetening all her lectures with something very nice at the end.

The forests yielded game, as well as fruits and wild grapes, and honey for sweetening.

This is used quite extensively as a sweetening agent in canned sweet corn, and other similar products.

To these two ingredients may be added sweetening in the form of sugar, sirup, honey, etc. and flavoring of any desirable kind.

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