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flavor enhancer

noun
1.
a substance added to food in order to enhance or intensify its flavor:
Salt is a common flavor enhancer.
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Contemporary definitions for flavor enhancer
noun

a chemical substance added to a processed food to improve the quality or taste

Examples

Monosodium glutamate has always been used as a flavor enhancer.

Usage Note

cooking

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