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Definition of the noun sweetening

What does sweetening mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sweetenings

  1. something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
  2. an improvement that makes something more agreeable
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of sweetening: enhancement
    • more generic word: improvement = the act of improving something
  3. the act of adding a sweetener to food
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: seasoning = the act of adding a seasoning to food

Alternative definition of the noun sweetening


  1. See long sweetening and short sweetening.
  2. A sweetener.


Sweetening: In sound design sweetening refers to "juicing up" the video portion of a film, play, computer game software or any other multimedia project. Its origin may have been old-time radio, which produced visual detail with sound effects such as people walking, horses galloping, doors opening and closing, gun shots, "body slams," etc.

Phrases with Sweetening

  1. Long Sweetening
  2. Short Sweetening

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sweetening

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Google previewDocumentary Voice & Vision (2016)

A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production by Kelly Anderson, Martin Lucas

Audio sweetening means making your audio sound better. This is accomplished by evaluating, and adjusting when...

Google previewDeactivation of Heavy Oil Hydroprocessing Catalysts (2016)

Fundamentals and Modeling by Jorge Ancheyta

Gas and Liquid Sweetening Gas sweetening is a process used to remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from the refinery gas streams. Gas sweetening is generally done with an amine gas treating process, which uses aqueous ...

Google previewThe useful family herbal. The family herbal, etc (1812)

by John Hill

It is excellent against the scurvy, and is one of the best things we know, for what is called sweetening the blood. It is best given in diet drinks and decoctions. Used outwardly, it cures the itch, and other foulness of the skin; it should be beat up ...

Google previewProceedings of the 3rd International Gas Processing Symposium (2012)

Qatar, March 2012 by Abdelwahab Aroussi, Farid Benyahia

Introduction Amine gas sweetening is a proven technology that removes H2S and CO2 from natural gas and liquid hydrocarbon streams through absorption and chemical reaction. For this purpose, different types of amines have been ...

Google previewHandbook of Petroleum Processing (2006)

by David S. J. Jones, Peter P. Pujadó

Jones Introduction Refinery gas sweetening is the process used to remove the so called 'Acid Gasses' which are hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from the refinery gas streams. These acid gas removal processes used in the refinery ...

Google previewHealth (1905)

A Home Magazine Devoted to Physical Culture and Hygiene

The sweetening is the result of a chemical change made in the starch by the action of the ptyalin in the saliva converting the starch into sugar, that is, into dextrine or maltose; and this cannot occur unless there is sufficient chewing, sufficient ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

Sweetening and treating processes. FEEDSTOCKS Butane and butene Propane, distillates Gasoline Propylene Alkylalion Storage Blending Petrochemical Source: Adapted from OSHA 1996. units. In the event of a release, ...

Google previewDictionary of Toxicology (2014)

by Ernest Hodgson, Michael Roe

sweet glycosides See: sweetening agents. syrup of ipecac See: ipecac, syrup of. 330 331 teratogenesis, critical periods 332 teratogenic mechanisms, membrane ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Encyclopedia (1915)

A Comprehensive Reference Book by Charles Morris

Its sweetening properties are enormous ; one grain of saccharin is said to sweeten distinctly 70,000 grains of distilled water. It is not a fermentable sugar, and is already in common use in the treatment of disease, as diabetes, for instance ; and ...

Google previewThe Audio Dictionary (2011)

Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn D. White, Gary J. Louie

Sweetening A recording session in which a previously made recording is augmented by the addition of other instruments, usually strings or a vocal chorus. The original recording will have lead vocals and instruments as well as the rhythm ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1922)

A Comprehensive Reference Work by Thomas Edward Finegan

Its sweetening properties are enormous ; one grain of saccharin is said to sweeten distinctly 70,000 grains of ...

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Sweetening Light

Warn sun and cold nights are helping some wild grapes ripen.

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Scrabble value of S1W4E1E1T1E1N1I1N1G2

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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