What does saccharine mean?

Definitions for saccharineˈsæk ər ɪn, -əˌrin, -əˌraɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word saccharine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloying, saccharine, syrupy, treacly(adj)

    overly sweet

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saccharine(adj)

    of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet; as, a saccharine taste; saccharine matter

  2. Saccharine(noun)

    a trade name for benzoic sulphinide

  3. Origin: [F. saccharin, fr. L. saccharon sugar, Gr. , , , Skr. arkara. Cf. Sugar.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saccharine

    sak′a-rin, adj. pertaining to, or having the qualities of, sugar.—n. Sac′charāte, a salt of a saccharic acid.—adjs. Sacchar′ic, pertaining to, or obtained from, sugar and allied substances; Saccharif′erous, producing sugar, as from starch.—v.t. Sac′charify, to convert into sugar.—ns. Saccharim′eter, Saccharom′eter, an instrument for measuring the quantity of saccharine matter in a liquid; Saccharim′etry, Saccharom′etry; Sac′charin, a white crystalline solid slightly soluble in cold water, odourless, but intensely sweet; Saccharin′ity.—v.t. Sac′charise, to convert into sugar:—pr.p. sac′charīsing; pa.p. sac′charīsed.adjs. Sac′charoid, -al, having a texture resembling sugar, esp. loaf-sugar.—n. Sac′charose, the ordinary pure sugar of commerce.—adj. Sac′charous.—n. Sac′charum, a genus of grasses, including the sugar-cane. [Fr. saccharin—L. saccharum, sugar.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saccharine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saccharine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Images & Illustrations of saccharine

  1. saccharinesaccharinesaccharine

Translations for saccharine

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for saccharine »


Find a translation for the saccharine definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these saccharine definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"saccharine." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 20 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/saccharine>.

Are we missing a good definition for saccharine? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for saccharine:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.