: a sweet crystallizable material that consists wholly or essentially of sucrose, is colorless or white when pure tending to brown when less refined, is obtained commercially from sugarcane or sugar beet and less extensively from sorghum, maples, and palms, and is important as a source of dietary carbohydrate and as a sweetener and preservative of other foods
: any of various water-soluble compounds that vary widely in sweetness, include the monosaccharides and oligosaccharides, and typically are optically active
: a unit (such as a spoonful, cube, or lump) of sugar
: a sugar bowl
sugared; sugaring ˈshu̇-g(ə-)riŋ
: to sprinkle or mix with sugar
: to form or be converted into sugar
: to become granular
: to make maple syrup or maple sugar
Noun Would you pass the sugar, please? Do you take sugar in your coffee? Coffee with two sugars and milk, please. Verb The clean fruit is then dried and sugared. They've been sugaring since they were children.
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NounDiabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by the chronically high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood associated with diabetes. —Elizabeth Woolley, Verywell Health, 28 May 2023 Gluten, enriched flour, dairy and refined sugar are a few examples. —Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 27 May 2023 These carried the building blocks essential to living things: amino acids, lipids, nucleosides, and sugars. —Jocelyn Solis-moreira, Popular Science, 25 May 2023 Cutting out too many carbs can put a damper on your mood and make your body crave starch and sugar, which can lead to binges. —Women's Health, 25 May 2023 Like all Appleton Estate rums, there is no added flavor or sugar, and it is bottled at 49 percent ABV. —Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 25 May 2023 The ice cream, in flavors like cinnamon and sugar doughnuts, peach cobbler and banana pudding, is sold online and in some stores in metro Detroit. —Detroit Free Press, 25 May 2023 Simply season your steak with salt, pepper and sugar before searing. —America's Test Kitchen, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2023 Strawberry, Mango & Rose Pavlova Ingredients 6 egg whites, at room temperature 1 teaspoon white or apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups whipped cream 2 cups raspberries Directions Preheat the oven to 300°F. —Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2023
VerbFor all of the many methods of body-hair removal out there—from shaving with the best razors to sugaring to waxing and everything else in between—laser hair removal (both professional and at home) is the only strategy that promises more permanent results. —elle.com, 6 May 2023 There are the classic ways, which typically involve shaving, tweezing, threading, or waxing, and then there are also newer techniques like sugaring and in-office or at-home laser hair removal. —Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 26 Apr. 2023 The idea isn’t to sugar coat your thoughts, but to give them a reality check and put things in proper perspective, says Allen Elkin, Ph.D., director of the Stress Management & Counseling Center in New York City and author of Stress Management for Dummies. —Stacey Colino, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2021 Woodlea Bakery Woodlea has been packing up paczki all weekend — sugared, powdered and granulated plus raisins — and will continue through Tuesday at both its Belair Road and Baltimore Pike locations. —Michelle Deal-zimmerman, Baltimore Sun, 20 Feb. 2023 The farm has been running for over 30 years as a sustainable, organic maple syrup producer in Woodstock, Vermont, where maple trees are abundant and sugaring is a way of life. —Mallory Arnold, Outside Online, 30 Jan. 2023 Can sugar crust be left off? —Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 25 Nov. 2022 Don't sugar coat things. —Expert Panel®, Forbes, 23 May 2022 There is some evidence that lemon juice can slow the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar, thereby preventing a spike in blood sugar. —Elizabeth Woolley, Verywell Health, 22 Jan. 2023 See More
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