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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Season  \Sea"son\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Seasoned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Seasoning}.] 
  1.  To  render  suitable  or  appropriate;  to  prepare;  to  fit 
  He  is  fit  and  seasoned  for  his  passage.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  fit  for  any  use  by  time  or  habit;  to  habituate;  to 
  accustom;  to  inure;  to  ripen;  to  mature;  as  to  season  one 
  to  a  climate. 
  3.  Hence  to  prepare  by  drying  or  hardening,  or  removal  of 
  natural  juices;  as  to  season  timber. 
  4.  To  fit  for  taste;  to  render  palatable;  to  give  zest  or 
  relish  to  to  spice;  as  to  season  food. 
  5.  Hence  to  fit  for  enjoyment;  to  render  agrecable. 
  You  season  still  with  sports  your  serious  hours. 
  The  proper  use  of  wit  is  to  season  conversation. 
  6.  To  qualify  by  admixture;  to  moderate;  to  temper.  ``When 
  mercy  seasons  justice.''  --Shak. 
  7.  To  imbue;  to  tinge  or  taint.  ``Who  by  his  tutor  being 
  seasoned  with  the  love  of  the  truth.''  --Fuller. 
  Season  their  younger  years  with  prudent  and  pious 
  principles.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  8.  To  copulate  with  to  impregnate.  [R.]  --Holland. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Seasoning  \Sea"son*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  by  which  anything  is  seasoned. 
  2.  That  which  is  added  to  any  species  of  food,  to  give  it  a 
  higher  relish,  as  salt,  spices,  etc.;  a  condiment. 
  3.  Hence  something  added  to  enhance  enjoyment  or  relieve 
  dullness;  as  wit  is  the  seasoning  of  conversation. 
  Political  speculations  are  of  so  dry  and  austere  a 
  nature,  that  they  will  not  go  down  with  the  public 
  without  frequent  seasonings.  --Addison. 
  {Seasoning  tub}  (Bakery),  a  trough  in  which  dough  is  set  to 
  rise.  --Knight. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  added  to  food  primarily  for  the  savor  it  imparts 
  [syn:  {flavorer},  {flavourer},  {flavoring},  {flavouring}, 
  2:  the  act  of  adding  a  seasoning  to  food 

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