richen

verb
rich·​en | \ˈri-chən \
richened; richening\ˈri-​chə-​niŋ, ˈrich-​niŋ \

Definition of richen 

transitive verb

: to make rich or richer

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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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