non-sug·​ar ˌnän-ˈshu̇-gər How to pronounce non-sugar (audio)
: not being, containing, or made from sugar (such as sucrose or fructose)
non-sugar sweeteners
non-sugar snacks

Examples of non-sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, May 2023, the WHO issued a guideline advising against the use of non-sugar sweeteners (including but not limited to aspartame) for purposes of weight control. Barbara Brody, Fortune Well, 28 Oct. 2023 For decades, the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of the non-sugar sweetener has been 40 mg per kg of body weight. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 14 July 2023 Whole Earth Brands focuses on natural food alternative offerings, such as plant-based, clean label and non-sugar products. William Thornton |, al, 11 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-sugar was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Non-sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


non·​sug·​ar -ˈshu̇g-ər How to pronounce nonsugar (audio)
: a substance that is not a sugar
especially : aglycone
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