Dextrin is a type of sugar that is found in foods like bread and pasta. It is very soluble in water, which means that it can dissolve quickly in liquids.

  • The dextrin in the bread made it very soft and fluffy.

  • The dextrin in the pasta made it very elastic.

Definition of dextrin


any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch; a tasteless and odorless gummy substance that is used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and in dietary supplements

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Example Sentences for dextrin

  • 1

    Dextrin malt has no diastatic power.

  • 2

    Such material is of particular value for converting dextrin to glucose.

  • 3

    British gum or dextrin is prepared by heating starch.

  • 4

    Thermally and vacuum stable, if dextrin is not used for desensitizing.

  • 5

    Dextrin can be added to the solution to stabilize the precipitated product.

  • 6

    It helps amylase to digest a limit dextrin to produce maltose.

  • 7

    A novel limit dextrin and its preparation also are described.

  • 8

    The compound includes dextrin, albumin, glycerin and sodium silicate.

  • 9

    Amylase is found in saliva and breaks starch down into maltose and dextrin.

  • 10

    A method of controlling seed germination and growth of the seedlings which comprises contacting plant seeds with a liquid or solid dextrin.