sac|cha|rin «SAK uhr ihn», noun.
a very sweet substance used as a substitute for sugar. Saccharin is a white crystalline substance obtained from coal tar. A pellet of it has as much sweetening power as several hundred times its weight of cane sugar. »

Saccharin…has no food value but is used for sweetening foods, especially foods for diabetics (Monroe K. Offner).

Formula: C7H5NO3S
[< Medieval Latin saccharum sugar (< Greek sákcharon, for sákcharis < Pali sakkharā < Sanskrit ā candied sugar; originally, gravel, grit) + English -in1]

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  • sac|cha|rin|i|ty — «SAK uh RIHN uh tee», noun. the quality of being saccharine …   Useful english dictionary

  • sac·cha·rin — /ˈsækərən/ noun [noncount] : a very sweet, white substance that does not have any calories and that is used instead of sugar to sweeten food soft drinks flavored with saccharin …   Useful english dictionary

  • cha — ab·cha·la·zal; ac·ti·not·ro·cha; an·ti·ar·cha; an·ti·pas·cha; ap·o·cha; ar·cha·ic; ar·cha·i·cal·ly; ar·cha·i·cism; ar·cha·ism; ar·cha·ist; ar·cha·is·tic; ar·cha·ize; ar·cha·rios; ar·ra·ca·cha; ato·cha; at·ro·cha; bac·cha·nale; bac·cha·na·lia;… …   English syllables

  • sac — bar·sac; cor·sac; gay lus·sac; ole·o·sac·cha·rum; ovi·sac; SAC; sac·a·lait; sac·a·line; sac·cad·ic; sac·cam·mi·na; sac·cate; sac·cat·ed; sac·cha·rase; sac·cha·rate; sac·cha·rat·ed; sac·char·ic; sac·cha·ride; sac·cha·rif·er·ous;… …   English syllables

  • rin — aero·chlo·rin·a·tion; ag·a·rin·ic; aliz·a·rin; am·y·rin; an·eu·rin; an·thra·pur·pu·rin; an·ti·a·rin; as·pi·rin; au·rin; bas·so·rin; bish·a·rin; bo·rin·que·ño; bu·rin; bu·rin·ist; cap·rin; ca·rin·i·a·na; ca·rin·i·form; ca·rin·thi·an; ca·rin·u·la;… …   English syllables

  • saccharin — sac·cha·rin …   English syllables

  • saccharinated — sac·cha·rin·at·ed …   English syllables

  • saccharinic — sac·cha·rin·ic …   English syllables

  • saccharinity — sac·cha·rin·i·ty …   English syllables

  • saccharine — sac•cha•rine [[t]ˈsæk ər ɪn, əˌrin, əˌraɪn[/t]] adj. 1) cvb of, resembling, or containing sugar 2) cvb very sweet to the taste; sugary 3) cvb cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating 4) cvb exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental • Etymology: 1665–75… …   From formal English to slang

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