Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something that sweetens.
  • n. Informal Something added as a further inducement or incentive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a food additive that sweetens, especially an artificial substitute for sugar
  • n. something added as an inducement or incentive; a kickback

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, sweetens; one who palliates; that which moderates acrimony.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which sweetens, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
  • n. anything that serves as an enticement

Etymologies

sweeten +‎ -er (“agent suffix”) (Wiktionary)

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