Definition of acesulfame in English:

acesulfame

Line breaks: ace|sul¦fame
Pronunciation: /ˌasɪˈsʌlfeɪm
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A white crystalline compound used as a low-calorie artificial sweetener, typically in the form of a potassium salt ( acesulfame-K).
    • A sulphur-containing heterocyclic compound; chemical formula: C4H5NO4S
    More example sentences
    • Breyers also adds acesulfame potassium, an artificial sweetener that may or may not be safe (it hasn't been adequately tested).
    • In the United States, four artificial sweeteners are approved for use: saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame-K.
    • Saccharin, acesulfame-K and sucralose are non-nutritive sweeteners.

Origin

1980s: of unknown origin.

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