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as in flavor
something (as a spice or herb) that adds an agreeable or interesting taste to food the stew was too bland before they added the seasoning

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as in flavoring
something used to enhance the flavor of cooked or prepared food she thinks salt is the ideal seasoning for all batter-fried foods

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present participle of season
as in spicing
to make more pleasant to the taste by adding something intensely flavored the chef seasoned the vegetables as soon as they came out of the oven

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as in preparing
to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function her campaign manager has been seasoned by several hotly contested gubernatorial campaigns

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“Seasoning.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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