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Definition 1: a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for sugar in the sense of this definition

(sugar is a kind of ...) something added to foods to make them taste sweeter

(... is a kind of sugar ) burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food

(... is a kind of sugar ) refined sugar molded into rectangular shapes convenient as single servings

(... is a kind of sugar ) a large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar

(... is a kind of sugar ) sugar from sugarcane used as sweetening agent

(... is a kind of sugar ) sugar in the form of small grains

(... is a kind of sugar ) sugar from sugar beets used as sweetening agent

(... is a kind of sugar ) dextrose used as sweetening agent

(... is a kind of sugar ) unrefined or only partly refined sugar

Definition 2: informal terms for money - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for sugar in the sense of this definition

(sugar is a kind of ...) the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

"we tried to collect the money he owed us"

Definition 3: an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for sugar in the sense of this definition

(sugar is a kind of ...) any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals

(... is a kind of sugar ) a pentose sugar important as a component of ribonucleic acid

(... is a kind of sugar ) unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap

(... is a kind of sugar ) any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules

(... is a kind of sugar ) any of the carbohydrates that yield only a few monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

(... is a kind of sugar ) a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates

(... is a kind of sugar ) sugar made from the sap of the sugar maple tree

(... is a kind of sugar ) a mixture of equal parts of glucose and fructose resulting from the hydrolysis of sucrose; found naturally in fruits; sweeter than glucose

(... is a kind of sugar ) a sugar that is a constituent of nucleic acids

(... is a kind of sugar ) sucrose obtained from sugar cane

(... is a kind of sugar ) sugar made from sugar beets

(... is a kind of sugar ) a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics

Definition 4: sweeten with sugar - [verb of perception]

Samples where sugar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sugar your tea

Synonyms for sugar in the sense of this definition

(sugar is a kind of ...) make sweeter in taste

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