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 or something) rich or richer.
    Hobbies enrich lives.
    The choke in a car engine enriches the fuel mixture.
  2. (transitive) To adorn, ornate more richly.
  3. (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.
  4. (physics, transitive) To increase the amount of one isotope in a mixture of isotopes, especially in a nuclear fuel.
  5. (transitive) To add nutrients to foodstuffs; to fortify

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  • (to make rich(er)): endow

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