American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something that sweetens.
- n. Informal Something added as a further inducement or incentive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which sweetens, in any sense.
- n. a food additive that sweetens, especially an artificial substitute for sugar
- n. informal something added as an inducement or incentive; a kickback
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, sweetens; one who palliates; that which moderates acrimony.
- n. something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
- n. anything that serves as an enticement
- sweeten + -er (“agent suffix”) (Wiktionary)
“The sweetener is that the first 500 people to book tickets using their Twitter ID would be able to redeem a 50% discount (still valid as of 2pm EDT, 20 Feb).”
“Palatinit claims its sweetener is the only low-glycaemic carbohydrate that supplies energy in the form of glucose over a prolonged period of time.”
“It's obviously true that the small amount of lactose in a single packet of sweetener is probably not an issue for most people with lactose intolerance, just as the amount of lactose in a single pill is not an issue.”
“[T] he sweetener is said to maintain sweetness while also having a low glycemic effect.”
“If more sweetener is desired, drizzle maple syrup and meditate until nirvana is achieved.”
“Frontinus, the British governor, had paid us only rock-bottom provincial rates for various audit and surveillance jobs, though we did secrete away a sweetener from a tribal king who liked the diplomatic way we had handled things.”
“While the fact that the Canadian government will probably approve aspartame as an alternative sweetener is good news, we only hope that the cost of this ingredient will not be so high as to preclude its use in diet soft drinks.”
“This is a pro-growth proposal to create the environment for jobs, and that's as opposed to the short-term sweetener approach of the Obama administration that simply hasn't worked," said Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who led the effort to write the legislation along with Rand Paul (R-Ky.)”
“The group hopes a new name will ease confusion about the sweetener, which is used in soft drinks, bread, cereal and other products.”
“In spite of Dufault's involvement in the study, the FDA sat silent on this one for three years, and in fact last August, allowed manufacturers to call the sweetener "natural.”
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Words that have only one of the vowels. On this list I include only words with at least three vowels. When I first started the list, if a word had several forms, I generally listed only the one wit...
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