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enrich

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verb en·rich \in-ˈrich, en-\

Simple Definition of enrich

  • : to make (someone) rich or richer

  • : to improve the quality of (something) : to make (something) better

  • : to improve the usefulness or quality of (something) by adding something to it

Full Definition of enrich

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make rich or richer especially by the addition or increase of some desirable quality, attribute, or ingredient <the experience will enrich your life>: as a :  to add beauty to :  adorn b :  to enhance the taste of <butter will enrich the sauce> c :  to make (a soil) more fertile d :  to improve the nutritive value of (a food) by adding nutrients (as vitamins or amino acids) and especially by restoring part of the nutrients lost in processing <enriched flour> e :  to process so as to add or increase the proportion of a desirable ingredient <enriched uranium> <enriched natural gas>

en·rich·er noun
en·rich·ment play \-ˈrich-mənt\ noun

Examples of enrich

  1. They tried to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor.

  2. How can I enrich my vocabulary?

  3. He used manure to enrich the soil.

  4. The drink is enriched with vitamin C.



Origin of enrich

Middle English, from Anglo-French enrichir, enricher, from en- + riche rich


First Known Use: 14th century



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