non·​ca·​lo·​ric ˌnän-kə-ˈlȯr-ik How to pronounce noncaloric (audio)
: free from or very low in calories
a noncaloric drink

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cyclamate is a noncaloric sweetener discovered in 1937. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2022 To see if those same links applied to humans in the new study, the scientists selected participants from a potential pool of more than 1,375 people, ruling out anyone who consumed noncaloric sweeteners in their regular daily life. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 19 Aug. 2022 Made primarily of almond flour and coconut milk, Sinless Donuts are sweetened with a noncaloric sugar alcohol called erythritol that has no effect on blood sugar, making each doughnut between 2.5 to 4.5 net carbs. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, 17 Jan. 2020 They were then presented with a daily choice between more alcohol or a solution of the noncaloric sweetener saccharine. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, 21 June 2018 They are sweetened with stevia, a noncaloric botanical sweetener., 3 Apr. 2018 But unlike the initial plan, the new proposal would cover not only sugary drinks but all sweetened beverages, including diet drinks — beverages with noncaloric sweeteners. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, 27 Apr. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncaloric was in 1950

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“Noncaloric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or non-caloric
: free from or very low in calories
noncaloric beverages
Both sugar and the noncaloric sweeteners activated a brain region called the amygdala, which signals sensory pleasure.Douglas Fox, The Los Angeles Times
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