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tr.v. en·riched, en·rich·ing, en·rich·es
1. To make rich or richer.
2. To make fuller, more meaningful, or more rewarding: An appreciation of art will enrich your life.
3. To add fertilizer to.
4. To add a nutrient or nutrients to: a government program to enrich flour with folic acid.
5. To add to the beauty or character of; adorn: "Glittering tears enriched her eyes" (Arnold Bennett).
6. Physics To increase the amount of one or more radioactive isotopes in (a material, especially a nuclear fuel).
[Middle English enrichen, from Old French enrichier : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + riche, rich; see rich.]
1. to increase the wealth of
2. to endow with fine or desirable qualities: to enrich one's experience by travelling.
3. to make more beautiful; adorn; decorate: a robe enriched with jewels.
4. to improve in quality, colour, flavour, etc
5. (Cookery) to increase the food value of by adding nutrients: to enrich dog biscuits with calcium.
6. (Agriculture) to make (soil) more productive, esp by adding fertilizer
7. (Chemistry) physics to increase the concentration or abundance of one component or isotope in (a solution or mixture); concentrate: to enrich a solution by evaporation; enrich a nuclear fuel.
1. to supply with riches or wealth.
2. to supply with abundance of anything desirable: new words that have enriched the language.
3. to add greater value or significance to: Art can enrich life.
4. to adorn or decorate.
5. to improve in quality or productivity, as by adding desirable ingredients: to enrich soil.
6. to increase the proportion of a valuable mineral or isotope in: fuel enriched with uranium 235.
a. to restore to (a food) a nutrient lost in processing: enriched flour.
b. to add vitamins and minerals to (food) to enhance its nutritive value.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French enrichir]
Past participle: enriched
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|Verb||1.||enrich - make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods"|
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
fertilize, fertilise, feed - provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
|2.||enrich - make wealthy or richer; "the oil boom enriched a lot of local people"|
add - make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"
feather one's nest - enrich oneself by taking advantage of one's position; "The congressmen feathered his nest through his connection with big business"
impoverish - make poor
enrich[ɪnˈrɪtʃ] vt → arricchire
to improve the quality of. Fertilizers enrich the soil; Reading enriches the mind; an enriching (= useful and enjoyable) experience. verhoog, verryk يُغْني обогатявам enriquecer obohatit bereichern berige; forbedre πλουτίζωenriquecer rikastama غنی کردن parantaa enrichir לְהַעֲשִׁיר समृद्ध्र करना, उपजाऊ बनाना, धनी, धनाड्य करना obogatiti gazdagít memperkaya auðga; efnabæta arricchire 豊かにする 부유하게 하다 praturtinti, pagerinti bagātināt; uzlabot (augsni, garšu) menyuburkan verrijkenberike wzbogacać دولت مند كول، بډاى كول، سينګارول، غنى كول. enriquecer a îngrăşa; a îmbogăţi обогащать obohatiť obogatiti obogatiti berika, odla, utveckla ทำให้ดีขึ้น zenginleştirmek, zengin etmek 使豐富, 改進品質 збагачувати; удобрювати خوبی ، خصوصیت کے لہاظ سے بہتر بنانا làm phong phú hơn 使丰富，充实