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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
  3. Informal term for money
    - boodle, bread, cabbage [US], clams [US], dinero [N. Amer], dough, gelt, kale [US], lettuce [US], lolly [Brit], lucre, loot, moolah [N. Amer], pelf [archaic], scratch, shekels, simoleons [US], wampum [N. Amer], brass [Brit], moola [N. Amer], wonga [Brit], dosh [Brit], mazuma [US]
  4. Someone who is loved (used as term of endearment)
    - beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love, darling, sweetheart, baby, duck [Brit]
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: sugars, sugared, sugaring

Type of: alter, change, dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, lover, macromolecule, modify, money, supermolecule, sweeten, sweetener, sweetening

Encyclopedia: Sugar, We're Goin' Down