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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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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