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saccharin
American English: /ˈsæk(ə)rən/
British English: /ˈsakərɪn/

Translation of saccharin in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • The only non-sugar sweetener at present licensed for use in most countries is saccharin, a synthetic substance made from coal tar.
    • In the United States, four artificial sweeteners are approved for use: saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame-K.
    • Pressure groups have asked the government to ban aspartame and saccharin and hydrogenated fat and oil from our foods and their response has been that there isn't enough conclusive evidence.

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