Dulcify
Dulcify Dul"ci*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dulcified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dulcifying}.] [L. dulcis sweet + -fy: cf. F. dulcifier.] 1. (Pharm.) To sweeten; to free from acidity, saltness, or acrimony. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig. : To mollify; to sweeten; to please. [1913 Webster]

As she . . . was further dulcified by her pipe of tobacco. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


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