Sweetening



noun
1.
something that sweetens food, beverages, etc., as sugar, saccharine, etc.
2.
the process of causing something to be or become sweet.
verb (used with object)
1.
to make sweet, as by adding sugar.
2.
to make mild or kind; soften.
3.
to lessen the acridity or pungency of (a food) by prolonged cooking.
4.
to reduce the saltiness of (a food or dish) by diluting with water, milk, or other liquid.
5.
to make (the breath, room air, etc.) sweet or fresh, as with a mouthwash, spray, etc.
6.
(in musical recording) to add musical instruments to (an arrangement), especially strings for a lusher sound.
7.
Chemistry.

to make (the stomach, soil, etc.) less acidic, as by means of certain preparations, chemicals, etc.
to remove sulfur and its compounds from (oil or gas).

8.
Informal.

to enhance the value of (loan collateral) by including additional or especially valuable securities.
to add to the value or attractiveness of (any proposition, holding, etc.).

9.
to add more liquor to (an alcoholic drink).
10.
Poker. to add stakes to (a pot) before opening.
verb (used without object)
11.
to become sweet or sweeter.
noun
1.
something that sweetens
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(also intransitive) to make or become sweet or sweeter
2.
to mollify or soften (a person)
3.
to make more agreeable
4.
(also intransitive) (chem) to free or be freed from unpleasant odours, acidic or corrosive substances, or the like
5.
(finance, mainly US) to raise the value of (loan collateral) by adding more securities
6.
(informal, poker) to enlarge (the pot) by adding chips
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