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addaword.gifdefinition of capsaicin

noun
the active component of chilli peppers which creates the burning sensation when they are eaten
The amount of capsaicin was far too much for human consumption.
Submitted by: Craig Mansfield from United Kingdom on 15/08/2013 11:46:00
Definition of capsaicin from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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