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

  • noun The act or process of making sweet.
  • noun Something that sweetens; a sweetener.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which sweetens; a substance, as sugar, used to sweeten something.

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

  • noun The act of making sweet.
  • noun That which sweetens.

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

  • noun See long sweetening and short sweetening.
  • noun A sweetener.
  • verb Present participle of sweeten.

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

  • noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
  • noun the act of adding a sweetener to food
  • noun something added to foods to make them taste sweeter

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