sweetening

Definitions of sweetening
  1. noun
    the act of adding a sweetener to food
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    type of:
    seasoning
    the act of adding a seasoning to food
  2. noun
    something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
    synonyms: sweetener
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    aspartame
    an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid; used as a calorie-free sweetener
    honey
    a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
    saccharin
    a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener
    refined sugar, sugar
    a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    sirup, syrup
    a thick sweet sticky liquid
    caramel, caramelized sugar
    burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food
    lump sugar
    refined sugar molded into rectangular shapes convenient as single servings
    loaf sugar, sugar loaf, sugarloaf
    a large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar
    cane sugar
    sugar from sugarcane used as sweetening agent
    granulated sugar
    sugar in the form of small grains
    beet sugar
    sugar from sugar beets used as sweetening agent
    corn sugar
    dextrose used as sweetening agent
    brown sugar
    unrefined or only partly refined sugar
    sugar syrup
    sugar and water and sometimes corn syrup boiled together; used as sweetening especially in drinks
    molasses
    thick dark syrup produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane; especially during sugar refining
    sorghum, sorghum molasses
    made from juice of sweet sorghum
    golden syrup, treacle
    a pale cane syrup
    grenadine
    thin syrup made from pomegranate juice; used in mixed drinks
    maple syrup
    made by concentrating sap from sugar maples
    corn syrup
    syrup prepared from corn
    type of:
    flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning
    something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
  3. noun
    an improvement that makes something more agreeable
    synonyms: enhancement
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    improvement
    the act of improving something
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