edulcorate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v edulcorate make sweeter in taste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Edulcorate (Chem) To free from acids, salts, or other soluble substances, by washing; to purify.
    • Edulcorate To render sweet; to sweeten; to free from acidity. "Succory . . . edulcorated with sugar and vinegar."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • edulcorate To remove acidity from; sweeten.
    • edulcorate In chem., to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Edulcorate ē-dul′kō-rāt to sweeten: to free from acids, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. e, out + dulcoratus, p. p. of dulcorare, to sweeten, fr. dulcor, sweetness, fr. dulcis, sweet: cf. F. édulcorer,