from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of making sweet.
- n. Something that sweetens; a sweetener.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. See long sweetening and short sweetening.
- n. A sweetener.
- v. Present participle of sweeten.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of making sweet.
- n. That which sweetens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which sweetens; a substance, as sugar, used to sweeten something.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an improvement that makes something more agreeable
- n. the act of adding a sweetener to food
- n. something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
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You are the (well known) secret to my success in sweetening the busy lives of my fellow grad students, thank you for all your hard work and for being an inspiration to my baking!
How much cajoling, persuading, soul-searching and pot-sweetening is this going to take?
Fornarina for a Raffaello; she had fancied her name sweetening the songs of Giraud Riquier, the last of the Troubadours; and she did not believe
Thus, carbon dioxide by itself is an acid gas but it is not a sour gas. mercaptans (RSH) present are commonly removed in a sweetening process mercaptans and / or hydrogen sulfide are commonly referred to as sweetening processes because they result in products which no longer have the sour, foul odors of mercaptans and hydrogen sulfide. toxic gas.
A, who blogs at Never Bashful With Butter, took the idea of sweetening a deal a step further and gave away a batch of her impressive homemade cupcakes to the person who purchased her car.
The "sweetening" and the clothing were at cheaper prices than anything they have been accustomed to, so they were greatly pleased and we have sold out rapidly.
If they were assured of a market at the end of the year, and sufficient money advanced them to enable them to get "sweetening" and clothes through the year, I would trust my plantations to go right ahead, put their crops into the ground, and insure to the Government a handsome surplus next November.
To be sure, a rather large proportion of these consists of molasses and sugar, "sweetening," as the negroes call it, being in great demand, and four barrels of molasses having been sold the day of my visit.
I like the idea of sweetening things that aren’t normally sweet and saltifying things that aren’t normally salty.
A.J. does not do much "sweetening" with extra instruments or with excursions into other genres, although he does flirt with country on a few tracks.