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additivenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæd.ɪ.tɪv/ us   /ˈæd.ə.t̬ɪv/
a substance that is added to food in order to improve its taste 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 keep certain foods fresh. This paint has an additive that keeps mold 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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