enrich

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Middle English, from Anglo-Norman enrichir.

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enrich (third-person singular simple present enriches, present participle enriching, simple past and past participle enriched)

  1. (transitive) To make (someone) rich or richer.
  2. (transitive) To adorn, ornate more richly.
  3. (transitive) To improve the state of something.
    Hobbies enrich lives.
  4. (transitive) To add nutrients or fertilizer to the soil; to fertilize.
    • 2013 January 1, Nancy Langston, “The Fraught History of a Watery World”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 1, page 59: 
      European adventurers found themselves within a watery world, a tapestry of streams, channels, wetlands, lakes and lush riparian meadows enriched by floodwaters from the Mississippi River.
  5. (physics, transitive) To increase the amount of one isotope in a mixture of isotopes, especially in a nuclear fuel.
  6. (transitive) To add nutrients to foodstuffs; to fortify

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  • (to make rich(er)): endow

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