richen

verb
rich·​en | \ ˈri-chən How to pronounce richen (audio) \
richened; richening\ ˈri-​chə-​niŋ How to pronounce richen (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, 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, 15 Aug. 2020 Roasting removes the shell and richens the flavor of chestnuts. House Beautiful, 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, 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, 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, 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, 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of richen

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Richen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/richen. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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