enrich

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verb en·rich \in-ˈrich, en-\

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: such asa :  to add beauty to :  adornb :  to enhance the taste of butter will enrich the saucec :  to make (a soil) more fertiled :  to improve the nutritive value of (a food) by adding nutrients (such as vitamins or amino acids) and especially by restoring part of the nutrients lost in processing enriched floure :  to process so as to add or increase the proportion of a desirable ingredient enriched uranium enriched natural gas

enricher

noun

enrichment

play \in-ˈrich-mənt, en-\ noun

Examples of enrich in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of enrich

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


First Known Use: 14th century


ENRICH Defined for English Language Learners

enrich

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Definition of enrich for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ENRICH Defined for Kids

enrich

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verb en·rich \in-ˈrich\

Definition of enrich for Students

enriched

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enriching

  1. 1 :  to make rich or richer

  2. 2 :  to improve the quality of food by adding vitamins and minerals enriched flour

  3. 3 :  to make more fertile Farmers enrich soil with fertilizer.



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