fla·​vor·​ing | \ ˈflā-v(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce flavoring (audio) \

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flavor, seasoning, spice

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Examples of flavoring in a Sentence

We used ginger and other natural flavorings. soup made with beef flavoring

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While the dangers of smoking cigarettes are well documented, the risks of vaping — whether nicotine, flavoring or THC — are still relatively unknown and only beginning to surface. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "Vaping triggers health issues for Florida teens," 31 Aug. 2019 With e-cigarettes, people can vape — or smoke — nicotine products, selecting flavorings like mint, mango, blueberry crème brûlée or cookies and milk. NBC News, "Mysterious vaping lung injuries may have flown under regulatory radar," 27 Aug. 2019 Scientists have already identified a variety of ingredients in e-cigarettes as dangerous, including particulates that contain lead, chemicals that cause cancer, and toxic flavorings. Sara Harrison, WIRED, "Vaping May Have Killed Someone, Health Officials Say," 23 Aug. 2019 Some contain flavorings that have been tested for safety in edible foods but not for inhalation. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Vaping linked to 94 mysterious cases of severe lung disease in 14 states," 19 Aug. 2019 Combine the fruit with the sweetener, thickening agent, and flavorings of your choice. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "Nicole Rucker’s how-tos for the perfect fruit crisp or crumble," 3 Aug. 2019 But a growing number of studies suggest that chemicals and flavorings in e-cigarettes may harm the body’s respiratory system and cells. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Richmond moves toward e-cigarette ban; critic likens it to Quarter-Pounder ban," 24 July 2019 This isn’t the first time that regulators have eyed flavorings in tobacco products. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Lawmakers are trying to regulate e-cigarette flavors," 1 Aug. 2018 Vaping liquid may contain nicotine, flavorings, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and other ingredients, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Anchorage Daily News, "He went from hiking enthusiast to ‘on death’s door’ within days. Doctors blamed vaping.," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flavoring

1845, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flavoring

: a substance that is added to a food or drink to give it a desired taste


fla·​vor·​ing | \ ˈflā-və-riŋ, ˈflāv-riŋ\

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