additive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “additive” in the English Dictionary

"additive" in British English

See all translations

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)

"additive" in American English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of additive?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “additive”

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More