AskDefine | Define sweetener

Dictionary Definition



1 something added to foods to make them taste sweeter [syn: sweetening]
2 anything that serves as an enticement [syn: bait, come-on, hook, lure]

User Contributed Dictionary



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  1. a food additive that sweetens, especially an artificial substitute for sugar
  2. something added as an inducement or incentive; a kickback


food additive

Extensive Definition

A sweetener is a food additive which adds the basic taste of sweetness to a food; artificial sweeteners are sugar substitutes.

Nutritive sweeteners

Non-nutritive sweeteners

sweetener in German: Süßstoff
sweetener in Spanish: Edulcorante
sweetener in French: Édulcorant
sweetener in Korean: 감미료
sweetener in Italian: Dolcificante
sweetener in Lithuanian: Dirbtinis saldiklis
sweetener in Dutch: Zoetstof
sweetener in Japanese: 甘味料
sweetener in Portuguese: Adoçante
sweetener in Thai: สารให้ความหวานทดแทนน้ำตาล

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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