presweeten

verb pre·sweet·en \ ˌprē-ˈswē-tᵊn \
variants: or pre-sweeten

Definition of presweeten

presweetened or pre-sweetened; presweetening or pre-sweetening
: 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

presweetened

play \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

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