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- (literary, rare) Sublimely sweeten.
- “A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1885]
Be- prefix: — OE. be-, weak or stressless form of the prep. and adv. bí (biᵹ), By. […] 2. Forming intensive verbs, with sense of ‘thoroughly (extension of 1), soundly, much, conspicuously, to excess, ridiculously.’ […] besweeten […] 1648 Herrick Hesp. I. 166 Dew..*besweetned in a..violet.
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