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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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