transitive verb edul·co·rate \ə̇ˈdəlkəˌrāt, ēˈ-\

Definition of edulcorate


  1. 1 obsolete :  to make (food) sweet

  2. 2 archaic :  to free from acids, salts, or other soluble substances by washing

  3. 3 :  to free from harshness (as of attitude) :  make pleasant cozened and flattered and edulcorated the Turks — Vincent Sheean


noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of edulcorate

New Latin edulcoratus, past participle of edulcorare, blend of Late Latin edulcare to sweeten (from Latin e- + Late Latin dulcare to sweeten, from Latin dulcis sweet) and dulcorare to sweeten, from dulcor sweetness, from Latin dulcis — more at dulcet

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