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Noun: sugar  shû-gu(r)
  1. A white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    - refined sugar
  2. An essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    - carbohydrate, saccharide, carb [informal]
  3. [informal] The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    - money, coin [US, informal], boodle [informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], clams [US, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dough [informal], gelt [informal], kale [US, informal], lettuce [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], lucre [informal], loot [informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], pelf [archaic, informal], scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], wampum [N. Amer, informal], moola [N. Amer, informal], wonga [Brit, informal], dibs [archaic, informal], brass [Brit, informal], mazuma [US, informal], dosh [Brit, informal]
  4. [informal] Someone who is loved (used as term of endearment)
    - beloved, dear, dearest, honey [informal], love, darling, sweetheart, baby [informal], duck [Brit, informal], hon [informal]
Verb: sugar  shû-gu(r)
  1. Sweeten with sugar
    "sugar your tea";
    - saccharify
  2. Make more pleasant or agreeable
    "sugar a deal";
    - sweeten

Derived forms: sugared, sugaring, sugars

Type of: alter, change, dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, lover, macromolecule, medium of exchange, modify, monetary system, supermolecule, sweeten, sweetener, sweetening

Part of: money supply

Encyclopedia: Sugar, Sugar