Meaning of ADDITIVE in English

ADDITIVE

ad ‧ di ‧ tive /ˈædətɪv, ˈædɪtɪv/ BrE AmE noun [countable usually plural]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ addition , ↑ additive ; adjective : additonal, ↑ added ; verb : ↑ add ; adverb : ↑ additionally ]

a substance that is added to food to improve its taste, appearance etc:

permitted food additives

Our products are free from artificial additives.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.