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sugar

noun     /ˈʃʊɡ.ər/ US  //
A1 [C or U] a sweet substance especially from the plants sugar cane and sugar beet, used to make food and drinks sweet: I don't take sugar in my coffee, thanks. How many sugars (= spoonfuls or lumps of sugar) do you take in your tea?Sugar and sugar substitutes [C] specialized chemistry any of several types of simple carbohydrate that dissolves in water: Glucose and lactose are sugars.Sugar and sugar substitutes [as form of address] mainly US a friendly way of talking to someone that you know: Hi, sugar, did you have a good day at school?Affectionate terms of address
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