enrichment

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•rich•ment  (en richmənt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an act of enriching.
  2. the state of being enriched.
  3. something that enriches:the enrichments of education and travel.
  • enrich + -ment 1620–30

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•rich /ɛnˈrɪtʃ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to supply with riches or wealth:The development of oil fields enriched that country.
  2. to supply with a large amount of anything desirable:new words that have enriched the language.
  3. to add greater value or significance to: Art can enrich life.
  4. to improve in quality, as by adding desirable or useful ingredients: to enrich soil. The breakfast cereal is enriched with vitamins.
en•rich•ment, n. [uncountable]programs of educational enrichment for gifted students.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•rich  (en rich),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to supply with riches, wealth, abundant or valuable possessions, etc.:Commerce enriches a nation.
  2. to supply with abundance of anything desirable:to enrich the mind with knowledge.
  3. to add greater value or significance to:Art enriches life.
  4. to adorn or decorate:a picture frame enriched with gold.
  5. to make finer in quality, as by supplying desirable elements or ingredients:to enrich soil.
  6. 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.
  7. Nutrition
    • 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.
en•richer, n. 
en•riching•ly, adv. 
  • 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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