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sweetener

noun
     
Related topics: Food
sweet‧ener
1 [uncountable and countable]DF a substance used to make food or drink taste sweeter:
No artificial sweeteners are used in this product.
2 [countable] informal something that you give to someone to persuade them to do something, especially to accept a business deal:
These tax cuts are just a pre-election sweetener.

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