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syrup

or sir·up

[ sir-uhp, sur- ]
/ ˈsɪr əp, ˈsɜr- /
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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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