Meaning of sweetener

sweet•en•er

Pronunciation: (swēt'n-ur), [key]
— n.
  1. something that sweetens, as sugar or a low-calorie synthetic product used instead of sugar.
  2. an added inducement: such sweeteners as tax breaks and low-cost loans.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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