sugar alcohol

/ʃʊgər ˈælkəhɒl/ (say shooguhr 'alkuhhol)

noun
a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate with the general formula H(HCHO)n + 1H, as opposed to sugar H(HCHO)nHCO; used as a sweetener for processed food to avoid using sugar.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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