• WordNet 3.6
    • n saccharin a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saccharin săk"kȧ*rĭn (Chem) 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).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saccharin The anhydrid of saccharic acid, C6H10O5. It is a crystalline solid having a bitter taste, dextrorotatory, and non-fermentable.
    • n saccharin A complex benzin derivative, benzoyl-sulphimide, C6H4SO2.CONH. It is a white crystalline solid, slightly soluble in cold water, odorless, but intensely sweet. It is not a sugar, nor is it assimilated, but appears to be harmless in the system, and may be useful in some cases as a substitute for sugar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Saccharin a white crystalline solid slightly soluble in cold water, odourless, but intensely sweet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. saccharon, sugar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. saccharin—L. saccharum, sugar.


In literature:

Formed of any saccharine substance.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
Saccharine constituents of, 40.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
She talked a great deal, and was saccharine to the little girl.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
These our shot easily knocked to pieces, saturating the damp earth around with the saccharine sweets.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
Dissolve saccharine in one-half teaspoon water.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
The spiritus chloroformi is replaced by aqua chloroformi, or as a sweetening agent by solution of saccharin.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
A scientist amongst us claims that they are saccharine which has taken the wrong turning.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
Even when saccharine solutions are employed this method may be adopted.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
There is plenty of saccharine music in the world for those who like it.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
Yellowish white flesh, crisp and beautiful flavor, from a mingling of the acid and saccharine.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden

In poetry:

With eyes that pop, with ears to match,
Ladies lean from groaning chairs,
With adenoidal mouths to catch
His proffered custards and eclairs
And all the saccharine he bears.
"Poetry Recitalist " by Benjamin Musser

In news:

Everyone loathes being forced to buy saccharine greeting cards and cheesy presents.
Three things compel this saccharine embrace.
Syrupy but Not Saccharine .
'Just Go With It': A Sad Union of the Saccharine and Scatological.
Demme's Film Shows A Saccharine Singer.
'Just Go With It': A Sad Union of the Saccharine and Scatological .
Saccharin is one of the most thoroughly tested food ingredients in the world and has the longest safe human consumption record among non-nutritive sweeteners .
Syrupy but Not Saccharine.
But it rises above the saccharin thanks to strong performances and a restraint that keeps it from going too far over the emotional edge.
While there's nothing saccharine about this tale, Viola actually wants to help Ferdie learn to like his vegetables.
New pink packets of a saccharin-based version of Equal this year will go head-to-head with Sweet'N Low, years past its patent.
For a certain kind of music snob, there's nothing more annoying than all that saccharine radio-pop stuff called bachata.
Saccharine trust - emotions and anatomy the inmates - midnight to six.
The operator of a chemical processing plant and distribution facility in St Bernard, PMC has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a supplier of saccharin from Israel.
The Aug 14 complaint alleges that, among other things, saccharin shipped to it by Latitude Ltd, a New York-based importer, was infested with insects.