pre·​sweet·​en | \ ˌprē-ˈswē-tᵊn How to pronounce presweeten (audio) \
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 How to pronounce presweetened (audio) \ 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

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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