syrup

or sir·up

[ sir-uhp, sur- ]
/ ˈsɪr əp, ˈsɜr- /

noun

any of various thick, sweet liquids prepared for table use from molasses, glucose, etc., water, and often a flavoring agent.
any of various preparations consisting of fruit juices, water, etc., boiled with sugar: raspberry syrup.
Pharmacology. a concentrated sugar solution that contains medication or flavoring.

verb (used with object)

to bring to the form or consistency of syrup.
to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup.

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Origin of syrup

1350–1400; <Medieval Latin syrupus<Arabic sharāb a drink; replacing Middle English sirop<Middle French <Medieval Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM syrup

syr·up·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for syrup

syrup
/ (ˈsɪrəp) /

noun

verb (tr)

to bring to the consistency of syrup
to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup
Ancient name: sirup

Derived forms of syrup

syrup-like, adjective

Word Origin for syrup

C15: from Medieval Latin syrupus, from Arabic sharāb a drink, from shariba to drink: sense 4 from rhyming slang syrup of fig
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Medical definitions for syrup

syrup
[ sĭrəp, sûr- ]

n.

A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.
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