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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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But on this occasion, as she had awakened in an uncommonly pleasant humor, and was further dulcified by her pipe tobacco, she resolved to produce something fine, beautiful, and splendid, rather than hideous and horrible.
The judgment was dulcified with pompous language that could hit the right note with the liberals - women are not lesser or inferior to men; patriarchy of religion cannot be permitted to trump over faith; and prohibition of menstruating women is a form of untouchability.
Despite the dulcified rhetoric, heads really exploded when Thomson named Okemo as his preferred privateer in late April.