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Definition of saccharin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

saccharin

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsækərɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsækərɪn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a sweet chemical substance used instead of sugar, especially by people who are trying to lose weight Word Origin late 19th cent.: from modern Latin saccharum ‘sugar’+ -in.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: saccharin

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