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tr.v. dul·ci·fied, dul·ci·fy·ing, dul·ci·fies
1. To make agreeable or gentle; mollify.
2. To sweeten.

[Late Latin dulcificāre, to sweeten : Latin dulcis, sweet + -ficāre, -fy.]

dul′ci·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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Le premier ministre tcheque Bohuslav Sobotka a adopte la meme attitude, motivant ses reserves concernant une dulcification de comportement contre la Russie par le desir de ne pas rater des opportunites d'affaires avec Moscou.
As Morpheus/Laurence Fishburne spells out, "The Matrix is everywhere, it is all around us." Yet Anderson's dual identity as Neo, a computer hacker, enables him to escape the computer programme of control and the dulcification of the subject which in the film's narrative is used to feed the machines.