saccharin

noun
sac·​cha·​rin | \ ˈsa-k(ə-)rən How to pronounce saccharin (audio) \

Definition of saccharin

: a crystalline compound C7H5NO3S that is unrelated to the carbohydrates, is several hundred times sweeter than sucrose, and is used as a calorie-free sweetener

Examples of saccharin in a Sentence

soft drinks flavored with saccharin
Recent Examples on the Web During his tenure there the agency’s proposed ban on saccharin, the artificial sweetener, was defeated, but overall his record won plaudits from industry representatives and consumer advocates alike. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Kennedy, who led Stanford in 1980s," 24 Apr. 2020 During his tenure there the agency’s proposed ban on saccharin, the artificial sweetener, was defeated, but overall his record won plaudits from industry representatives and consumer advocates alike. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Kennedy, who led Stanford in 1980s," 24 Apr. 2020 During his tenure there the agency’s proposed ban on saccharin, the artificial sweetener, was defeated, but overall his record won plaudits from industry representatives and consumer advocates alike. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Donald Kennedy, Who Led Stanford in 1980s, Dies at 88," 23 Apr. 2020 He was involved in debates about a ban on saccharin, the approval process for drugs and medical devices, and the use of antibiotics in animal feeds. Nina Agrawal, Los Angeles Times, "Donald Kennedy, former Stanford president and FDA chief, dies of COVID-19," 22 Apr. 2020 The principal sweeteners used in Coca-Cola products are aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, saccharin, cyclamate and steviol glycosides. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "This is how coronavirus could affect Diet Coke production," 27 Feb. 2020 The primary artificial sweeteners Coca-Cola (KO) uses in its products include aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, saccharin, cyclamate and steviol gylcosides. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Coca-Cola could be in tight supply of artificial sweetener for diet and zero-sugar drinks because of coronavirus," 25 Feb. 2020 The US Food and Drug Administration has approved six high-intensity sweeteners as food additives: saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), sucralose, neotame and advantame. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Why you don't know how much artificial sweetener you're feeding your child," 28 Oct. 2019 But artificial sweeteners such as saccharin offer the anticipation and experience of sweet taste without the energy boost. Ellen Ruppel Shell, Scientific American, "A New Theory of Obesity," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of saccharin

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saccharin

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The first known use of saccharin was in 1885

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13 Jun 2020

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“Saccharin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saccharin. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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saccharin

noun
How to pronounce saccharin (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of saccharin

: a very sweet, white substance that does not have any calories and that is used instead of sugar to sweeten food

saccharin

noun
sac·​cha·​rin | \ ˈsak-(ə-)rən How to pronounce saccharin (audio) \

Medical Definition of saccharin

: a crystalline cyclic imide C7H5NO3S that is unrelated to the carbohydrates, is several hundred times sweeter than sucrose, and is used as a calorie-free sweetener

called also benzosulfimide, gluside

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