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"additive" in British English

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additivenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæd.ɪ.tɪv/  us   /-ə.t̬ɪv/
a ​substance that is ​added to ​food in ​order to ​improveitstaste or ​appearance or to ​keep it ​fresh and ​stop it from ​decaying: food additives This ​margarine is full of additives - just ​look at the ​label!
(Definition of additive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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additivenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæd·ə·t̬ɪv/
something ​added to a ​substance, esp. ​food, to ​improve it or to ​preserve it: Additives ​keepcertainfoodsfresh. This ​paint has an additive that ​keepsmold from ​growing on it.
(Definition of additive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “additive”
in Chinese (Simplified) (食品的)添加剂,添加物…
in Turkish katkı maddesi…
in Russian добавка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (食品的)添加劑,添加物…
in Polish konserwant, dodatek…
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