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edulcorate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edulcorate  \E*dul"co*rate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Edulcorated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Edulcorating}.]  [L.  e  out  +  dulcoratus  p. 
  p.  of  dulcorare  to  sweeten,  fr  dulcor  sweetness,  fr  dulcis 
  sweet:  cf  F.  ['e]dulcorer.] 
  1.  To  render  sweet;  to  sweeten;  to  free  from  acidity. 
 
  Succory  .  .  .  edulcorated  with  sugar  and  vinegar. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  To  free  from  acids,  salts,  or  other  soluble 
  substances,  by  washing;  to  purify.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  edulcorate 
  v  :  make  sweeter  in  taste  [syn:  {sweeten},  {dulcify},  {dulcorate}] 
  [ant:  {sour}] 




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