presweeten

verb
pre·sweet·en | \ ˌprē-ˈswē-tᵊn \
variants: or pre-sweeten
presweetened or pre-sweetened; presweetening or pre-sweetening

Definition of presweeten 

transitive verb

: to make (a food or beverage) sweet or sweeter in advance and especially during manufacture or preparation A great way to presweeten a pitcher of iced tea is to add a simple or sugar syrup … —Mary L. Lawrence

Other words from presweeten

presweetened \ˌprē-ˈswē-tᵊnd \ or pre-sweetened adjective
If you are serving cereal, emphasize those made from whole grains and avoid the presweetened ones. —Hope Ricciotti and Vincent Connelly

First Known Use of presweeten

1941, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about presweeten

Share presweeten

Statistics for presweeten

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for presweeten

The first known use of presweeten was in 1941

See more words from the same year

Comments on presweeten

What made you want to look up presweeten? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by word of mouth

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!