Invert sugar
Invert In"vert, a. (Chem.) Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted; as, invert sugar. [1913 Webster]

{Invert sugar} (Chem.), a variety of sugar, consisting of a mixture of dextrose and levulose, found naturally in fruits, and produced artificially by the inversion of cane sugar (sucrose); also, less properly, the grape sugar or dextrose obtained from starch. See {Inversion}, {Dextrose}, {Levulose}, and {Sugar}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Invert sugar — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invert sugar — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invert sugar — n a mixture of D glucose and, D fructose that is sweeter than sucrose, that occurs naturally in fruits and honey, that is usu. made commercially from a solution of cane sugar by hydrolysis (as with acid), and that is used chiefly as a difficultly …   Medical dictionary

  • invert sugar — n. a mixture of dextrose and levulose in approximately equal proportions, found in fruits and produced artificially by the hydrolysis of sucrose …   English World dictionary

  • invert sugar — invertuotasis cukrus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Gliukozės ir fruktozės mišinys, sacharozės hidrolizės produktas. atitikmenys: angl. invert sugar rus. инвертированный сахар …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • invert sugar — /ˈɪnvɜt ʃʊgə/ (say invert shooguh) noun a mixture of glucose and fructose formed naturally in fruits and produced artificially in syrups or fondants by treating cane sugar with acids …   Australian English dictionary

  • invert sugar — a mixture of the dextrorotatory forms of glucose and fructose, formed naturally in fruits and produced artificially in syrups or fondants by treating cane sugar with acids. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • invert sugar — in′vert sug′ar n. chem. a mixture of the dextrorotatory forms of glucose and fructose formed naturally in fruits and produced artificially by treating cane sugar with acids • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • invert sugar — noun a mixture of equal parts of glucose and fructose resulting from the hydrolysis of sucrose; found naturally in fruits; sweeter than glucose • Hypernyms: ↑carbohydrate, ↑saccharide, ↑sugar …   Useful english dictionary

  • invert sugar — noun Date: 1880 a mixture of dextrose and levulose found in fruits or produced artificially by the inversion of sucrose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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