Definition of cyclamate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪkləmeɪt/
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪkləmeɪt/


A salt of a synthetic acid which is a cyclohexyl derivative of sulphamic acid. Sodium and calcium cyclamates were formerly used as artificial sweeteners.
Example sentences
  • Intense sweeteners permitted for use in Australian and New Zealand foods are acesulphame potassium, aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, alitame, thaumatin and neotame.
  • Other artificial sweeteners were formerly used, especially cyclamates.
  • I have reservations about the other sweeteners, such as acesulfame-K, sucralose, and the cyclamates.


1950s: contraction of cyclohexylsulphamate.

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Line breaks: cyc|la¦mate

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