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Sugar vs. Molasses

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Sugarnoun

(uncountable) Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.

Molassesnoun

A thick brownish syrup produced in the refining of raw sugar.

Sugarnoun

(countable) A specific variety of sugar.

Molassesnoun

The thick, brown or dark colored, viscid, uncrystallizable sirup which drains from sugar, in the process of manufacture; any thick, viscid, sweet sirup made from vegetable juice or sap, as of the sorghum or maple. See Treacle.

Sugarnoun

Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.

Molassesnoun

thick dark syrup produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane; especially during sugar refining

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Sugarnoun

(countable) A small serving of this substance (typically about one teaspoon), used to sweeten a drink.

‘He usually has his coffee white with one sugar.’;

Molasses

Molasses () or black treacle (British English) is a viscous substance resulting from refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar. Molasses varies by the amount of sugar, method of extraction, and age of plant.

Sugarnoun

(countable) A term of endearment.

‘I'll be with you in a moment, sugar.’;

Sugarnoun

A kiss.

Sugarnoun

Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.

‘I think John has a little bit of sugar in him.’;

Sugarnoun

Diabetes.

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Sugarnoun

(dated) Anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance, especially in chemistry.

‘Sugar of lead (lead acetate) is a poisonous white crystalline substance with a sweet taste.’;

Sugarnoun

Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.

Sugarnoun

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Sugarverb

(transitive) To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.

‘John heavily sugars his coffee.’;

Sugarverb

(transitive) To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.

‘She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.’;

Sugarverb

In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the syrup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off.

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Sugarverb

(entomology) To apply sugar to trees or plants in order to catch moths.

Sugarverb

To rewrite (source code) using syntactic sugar.

Sugarverb

(transitive) To compliment (a person).

Sugarinterjection

Used in place of shit!

‘Oh, sugar!’;

Sugarnoun

A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance, of a sandy or granular consistency, obtained by crystallizing the evaporated juice of certain plants, as the sugar cane, sorghum, beet root, sugar maple, etc. It is used for seasoning and preserving many kinds of food and drink. Ordinary sugar is essentially sucrose. See the Note below.

Sugarnoun

By extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance; as, sugar of lead (lead acetate), a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweet taste.

Sugarnoun

Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.

‘Why, do not or know you, grannam, and that sugar loaf?’;

Sugarverb

In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the sirup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; - with the preposition off.

Sugarverb

To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.

Sugarverb

To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten; as, to sugar reproof.

‘With devotion's visageAnd pious action we do sugar o'erThe devil himself.’;

Sugarnoun

a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative

Sugarnoun

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

Sugarnoun

informal terms for money

Sugarverb

sweeten with sugar;

‘sugar your tea’;

Sugar

Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. Table sugar, granulated sugar, or regular sugar, refers to sucrose, a disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose.

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