dulcify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dulcify make sweeter in taste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dulcify Fig. : To mollify; to sweeten; to please. "As she . . . was further dulcified by her pipe of tobacco."
    • Dulcify (Pharm) To sweeten; to free from acidity, saltness, or acrimony.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dulcify To sweeten; in old chemistry, to free from corrosive and sharp-tasting admixtures; render more agreeable to the taste.
    • dulcify To render more agreeable in any sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dulcify to make sweet
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dulcis, sweet + -fy,: cf. F. dulcifier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. doucet, dim. of dols (Fr. doux)—L. dulcis, sweet.

Usage

In literature:

Can you sublime and dulcify?
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
They are dawdling and dulcified to a deplorable degree.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
After a trial of squill, fixed alkaly, and dulcified spirit of nitre, I directed Pulv.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
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