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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sweeten  \Sweet"en\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  sweet.  --Bacon. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sweeten  \Sweet"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sweetened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Sweetening}.]  [See  {Sweet},  a.] 
  1.  To  make  sweet  to  the  taste;  as  to  sweeten  tea. 
  2.  To  make  pleasing  or  grateful  to  the  mind  or  feelings;  as 
  to  sweeten  life;  to  sweeten  friendship. 
  3.  To  make  mild  or  kind  to  soften;  as  to  sweeten  the 
  4.  To  make  less  painful  or  laborious;  to  relieve;  as  to 
  sweeten  the  cares  of  life.  --Dryden. 
  And  sweeten  every  secret  tear.  --Keble. 
  5.  To  soften  to  the  eye;  to  make  delicate. 
  Correggio  has  made  his  memory  immortal  by  the 
  strength  he  has  given  to  his  figures,  and  by 
  sweetening  his  lights  and  shadows,  and  melting  them 
  into  each  other  --Dryden. 
  6.  To  make  pure  and  salubrious  by  destroying  noxious  matter; 
  as  to  sweeten  rooms  or  apartments  that  have  been 
  infected;  to  sweeten  the  air. 
  7.  To  make  warm  and  fertile;  --  opposed  to  sour;  as  to  dry 
  and  sweeten  soils. 
  8.  To  restore  to  purity;  to  free  from  taint;  as  to  sweeten 
  water,  butter,  or  meat. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  make  sweeter  in  taste  [syn:  {dulcify},  {edulcorate},  {dulcorate}] 
  [ant:  {sour}] 
  2:  make  sweeter,  more  pleasant,  or  more  agreeable;  "sweeten  a 

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