Definition of sweetener in English:


Line breaks: sweet|en¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈswiːt(ə)nə


  • 1A substance used to sweeten food or drink, especially one other than sugar: diet drinks contain artificial sweeteners like saccharin
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    • 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 , chiefly British An inducement, typically in the form of money or a concession: a sweetener may persuade them to sell
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    • 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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