edulcorate


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edulcorate

(ɪˈdʌlkəˌreɪt)
vb
(Chemistry) (tr) to free from soluble impurities by washing
[C17: from Medieval Latin ēdulcorāre, from Late Latin dulcor sweetness]
eˌdulcoˈration n

edulcorate


Past participle: edulcorated
Gerund: edulcorating

Imperative
edulcorate
edulcorate
Present
I edulcorate
you edulcorate
he/she/it edulcorates
we edulcorate
you edulcorate
they edulcorate
Preterite
I edulcorated
you edulcorated
he/she/it edulcorated
we edulcorated
you edulcorated
they edulcorated
Present Continuous
I am edulcorating
you are edulcorating
he/she/it is edulcorating
we are edulcorating
you are edulcorating
they are edulcorating
Present Perfect
I have edulcorated
you have edulcorated
he/she/it has edulcorated
we have edulcorated
you have edulcorated
they have edulcorated
Past Continuous
I was edulcorating
you were edulcorating
he/she/it was edulcorating
we were edulcorating
you were edulcorating
they were edulcorating
Past Perfect
I had edulcorated
you had edulcorated
he/she/it had edulcorated
we had edulcorated
you had edulcorated
they had edulcorated
Future
I will edulcorate
you will edulcorate
he/she/it will edulcorate
we will edulcorate
you will edulcorate
they will edulcorate
Future Perfect
I will have edulcorated
you will have edulcorated
he/she/it will have edulcorated
we will have edulcorated
you will have edulcorated
they will have edulcorated
Future Continuous
I will be edulcorating
you will be edulcorating
he/she/it will be edulcorating
we will be edulcorating
you will be edulcorating
they will be edulcorating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been edulcorating
you have been edulcorating
he/she/it has been edulcorating
we have been edulcorating
you have been edulcorating
they have been edulcorating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been edulcorating
you will have been edulcorating
he/she/it will have been edulcorating
we will have been edulcorating
you will have been edulcorating
they will have been edulcorating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been edulcorating
you had been edulcorating
he/she/it had been edulcorating
we had been edulcorating
you had been edulcorating
they had been edulcorating
Conditional
I would edulcorate
you would edulcorate
he/she/it would edulcorate
we would edulcorate
you would edulcorate
they would edulcorate
Past Conditional
I would have edulcorated
you would have edulcorated
he/she/it would have edulcorated
we would have edulcorated
you would have edulcorated
they would have edulcorated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.edulcorate - make sweeter in taste
honey - sweeten with honey
saccharify, sugar - sweeten with sugar; "sugar your tea"
candy, sugarcoat, glaze - coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
mull - heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink; "mulled cider"
change taste - alter the flavor of
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