Definitions for saccharinˈsæk ər ɪn
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a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener
a white, crystalline powder, CHNOS, used as an artificial sweetener in food products
a bitter white crystalline substance obtained from the saccharinates and regarded as the lactone of saccharinic acid; -- so called because formerly supposed to be isomeric with cane sugar (saccharose)
Origin: [F., from L. saccharon sugar.]
Saccharin is an artificial sweetener. The basic substance, benzoic sulfilimine, has effectively no food energy and is much sweeter than sucrose, but has a bitter or metallic aftertaste, especially at high concentrations. It is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste.
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Flavoring agent and non-nutritive sweetener.
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