richen

verb
rich·​en | \ ˈri-chən How to pronounce richen (audio) \
richened; richening\ ˈri-​chə-​niŋ How to pronounce richening (audio) , ˈrich-​niŋ \

Definition of richen

transitive verb

: to make rich or richer

Examples of richen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The engine control module will indeed richen up the overall mix in an attempt to bring the excess oxygen in the exhaust back to an appropriately low level—but that will force the other cylinders to be too rich. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Find a Vacuum Leak," 2 Oct. 2020 The manual choke helped richen the Weber carb's fuel mixture to get the engine turned over, but the nearly 50-year-old powerplant didn't want to start. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "1971 Fiat 124: Just Like Mom Drove," 15 Aug. 2020 Roasting removes the shell and richens the flavor of chestnuts. House Beautiful, "Laura Pensiero's Roasted Maple Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Chestnuts," 30 Sep. 2012 After the sauce has formed in the pan over medium heat, add a bit of butter to richen the sauce. The Courier-Journal, "Xtras recipe of the day: Country ham wrapped pork chop & braised greens," 11 July 2017 After the sauce has formed in the pan over medium heat, add a bit of butter to richen the sauce. The Courier-Journal, "Xtras recipe of the day: Country ham wrapped pork chop & braised greens," 11 July 2017 After the sauce has formed in the pan over medium heat, add a bit of butter to richen the sauce. The Courier-Journal, "Xtras recipe of the day: Country ham wrapped pork chop & braised greens," 11 July 2017 After the sauce has formed in the pan over medium heat, add a bit of butter to richen the sauce. The Courier-Journal, "Country ham wrapped pork chop & braised greens," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of richen

1795, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2020

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“Richen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/richen. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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