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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Tong’s investigation arrives on the heels of a Yale study, which highlights some of the unknown dangers of vanillin, a popular e-liquid flavoring. Michael Hamad, courant.com, "Capitol Watch Podcast: A look inside the Yale study and Fairfield mom’s complaint that led Connecticut to investigate Juul Labs," 6 Aug. 2019 The snafu was discovered by Consumer Reports, when the publication requested the water quality test results with the hope of discovering what exactly gives LaCroix its flavoring. Isaac Feldberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Technically, LaCroix’s illegal in Massachusetts. Here’s why," 20 June 2019 Warm up flavorings straight from the fridge Let your butter come to room temperature before melting it into the hot potatoes, then mash in the warm milk or cream. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Make Cooking Mashed Potatoes," 23 Aug. 2018 One recent study suggested that e-cigarette flavorings may increase heart disease risk. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "How to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease," 21 June 2019 Located on the south side of Dan Patch Avenue between Cooper and Cosgrove streets Strawberries ‘n Crème: Serving fresh strawberries with non-dairy whipped topping; and fresh-brewed iced tea with strawberry flavoring. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair’s new foods include grits, lamb chops, duck wings and lots on a stick," 18 June 2019 Peatos use real cheese—not chemical agents—for flavoring. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Healthy Snack Food Actually Healthy—or Just Addictive?," 18 Jan. 2019 The vaping industry has long challenged the argument that the devices are addictive and that flavorings appeal to youth, saying the evidence does not support this. Kate Zernike, New York Times, "F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers," 24 Apr. 2018 Some e-cigarette products are, however, more addictive thanks to higher concentrations of nicotine, and more attractive to teenagers because of their flavoring and status as a fad. James P. Sutton, National Review, "San Francisco’s Vaping Ban Threatens to Push Teens Back Toward Cigarettes," 4 July 2019

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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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