Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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sweeten +‎ -er (“agent suffix”)

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