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

Definition of flavoring

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Synonyms for flavoring


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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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 The candy and fruit-flavorings that so many youth find appealing also contain chemicals known to cause irreparable lung damage. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Illinois Resident Dies After Suffering 'Severe Respiratory Illness' from Vaping," 23 Aug. 2019 What makes vaping different than regular cigarettes, according to Salazar, is the use of flavorings, which include tastes such as green apple, cotton candy and whipped cream. Andrew J. Campa, Burbank Leader, "Vaping ‘epidemic’ prompts Burbank Unified forum," 23 Aug. 2019 Sesame is an ingredient found in a variety of spices, sauces and flavorings. Minali Nigam, CNN, "1.5 million people in the US might have sesame allergies. That's more than previously thought," 5 Aug. 2019 The spiked coffee, which clocks in at 5 percent ABV, is a malt beverage made from coffee beans, milk, vanilla flavoring, and sugar. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "PBR’s Hard Coffee launched this month, and is apparently already a hit in Maine," 24 July 2019 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

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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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