WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•rich•ment (en rich′mənt),USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- an act of enriching.
- the state of being enriched.
- something that enriches:the enrichments of education and travel.
- enrich + -ment 1620–30
en•rich /ɛnˈrɪtʃ/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to supply with riches or wealth:The development of oil fields enriched that country.
- to supply with a large amount of anything desirable:new words that have enriched the language.
- to add greater value or significance to: Art can enrich life.
- to improve in quality, as by adding desirable or useful ingredients: to enrich soil. The breakfast cereal is enriched with vitamins.
en•rich (en rich′),USA pronunciation v.t.
- to supply with riches, wealth, abundant or valuable possessions, etc.:Commerce enriches a nation.
- to supply with abundance of anything desirable:to enrich the mind with knowledge.
- to add greater value or significance to:Art enriches life.
- to adorn or decorate:a picture frame enriched with gold.
- to make finer in quality, as by supplying desirable elements or ingredients:to enrich soil.
- Energy, Physicsto increase the proportion of a valuable mineral or isotope in (a substance or material):The fuel was enriched with uranium 235 for the nuclear reactor.
- to restore to (a food) a nutrient that has been lost during an early stage of processing:to enrich flour with thiamine, iron, niacin, and riboflavin.
- to add vitamins and minerals to (food) to enhance its nutritive value.
- Old French enrichir. See en-1, rich
- Middle English enrichen 1350–1400
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged elevate, improve, enhance, endow.
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