1. capsaicin

noun. ['ˌkæpˈseɪsən'] colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno.


  • capsicum
  • pepper
  • chemical irritant

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Example sentences of the word capsaicin

1. Noun, singular or mass
Oil and alcohol are also effective at neutralizing capsaicin and can work if no milk is available.

2. Adjective
The active ingredient in hot peppers is capsaicin, the chemical that burns the tongue and skin upon contact.