Definition of sweetener in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈswēt(ə)nər/


1A substance used to sweeten food or drink, especially one other than sugar.
Example sentences
  • Alcohol, tomatoes, spices, chocolate, caffeine, citrus drinks, artificial sweeteners and acidic foods may irritate your bladder.
  • Often, bodybuilders will substitute diet sodas and powdered drink mixes with artificial sweeteners to avoid sugar calories.
  • Many avoid refined white sugar, using sweeteners like brown rice syrup, fruit juice concentrate or stevia.
1.1 informal An inducement, typically in the form of money or a concession: these sweeteners made rental cars a bargain
More example sentences
  • The money was a sweetener to speed the release of Anderson and other kidnapped Americans.
  • Parents in South Lakeland are being offered cash sweeteners to persuade them not to take their youngsters out of school in term time.
  • Logic have recently been offering sweeteners to try to encourage people to sign up, but they've been pretty unimpressive.

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Syllabification: sweet·en·er

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