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syrup

[sir-uh p, sur-] /ˈsɪr əp, ˈsɜr-/
noun
1.
any of various thick, sweet liquids prepared for table use from molasses, glucose, etc., water, and often a flavoring agent.
2.
any of various preparations consisting of fruit juices, water, etc., boiled with sugar:
raspberry syrup.
3.
Pharmacology. a concentrated sugar solution that contains medication or flavoring.
verb (used with object)
5.
to bring to the form or consistency of syrup.
6.
to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup.
Also, sirup.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Medieval Latin syrupus < Arabic sharāb a drink; replacing Middle English sirop < Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above
Related forms
syruplike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for syrupped

syrup

/ˈsɪrəp/
noun
1.
a solution of sugar dissolved in water and often flavoured with fruit juice: used for sweetening fruit, etc
2.
any of various thick sweet liquids prepared for cooking or table use from molasses, sugars, etc
3.
a liquid medicine containing a sugar solution for flavouring or preservation
4.
(informal) cloying sentimentality
5.
(Brit, slang) a wig
verb (transitive)
6.
to bring to the consistency of syrup
7.
to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup
Ancient name sirup
Derived Forms
syrup-like, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin syrupus, from Arabic sharāb a drink, from shariba to drink: sense 4 from rhyming slang syrup of fig
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Word Origin and History for syrupped

syrup

n.

late 14c., from Old French sirop (13c.), and perhaps from Italian siroppo, both from Arabic sharab "beverage, wine," literally "something drunk," from verb shariba "he drank" (cf. sherbet). Spanish jarabe, jarope, Old Provençal eissarop are from Arabic; Italian sciroppo is via Medieval Latin sirupus.

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syrupped in Medicine

syrup syr·up (sĭr'əp, sûr'-)
n.
A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.

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Slang definitions & phrases for syrupped

sync

noun

Synchronism; synchronization (1929+)

verb

To synchronize: Let's sync our plans, okay? (1950s+)

Related Terms

in sync, lip-sync, out of sync


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