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1a sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beet, consisting essentially of sucrose, and used as a sweetener in food and drink. a lump or teaspoonful of this, used to sweeten tea or coffee:I’ll have mine black with two sugars informal
, chiefly North American used as a term of endearment or an affectionate form of address:what’s wrong, sugar?
[as exclamation] informal used as a euphemism for “shit.”. informal a psychoactive drug in the form of white powder, especially heroin or cocaine.
2 Biochemistry any of the class of soluble, crystalline, typically sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues and exemplified by glucose and sucrose.
verb [with object]
1sweeten, sprinkle, or coat with sugar:she absentmindedly sugared her tea (as adjective sugared)sugared almonds 2make more agreeable or palatable:the novel was preachy but sugared heavily with jokes