over·​sweet·​en ˌō-vər-ˈswē-tᵊn How to pronounce oversweeten (audio)
oversweetened; oversweetening

transitive verb

: to make (something) too sweet
The chef oversweetened the sauce.
oversweetened coffee

Examples of oversweeten in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s partially owed to sentimentality, not enough to oversweeten the story but enough to aid its digestibility: The action takes place in the run-up to Christmas, complete with a scene where characters unfurl decorations. Love Pulls You Close, Vulture, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oversweeten was in 1823

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“Oversweeten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversweeten. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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