Dulcifying
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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  • dulcifying — dul·ci·fy || dÊŒlsɪfaɪ v. soften; sweeten …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dulcification — Dul ci*fi*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. dulcification.] The act of dulcifying or sweetening. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dulcified — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dulcify — dulcification, n. /dul seuh fuy /, v.t., dulcified, dulcifying. 1. to make more agreeable; mollify; appease. 2. to sweeten. [1590 1600; < LL dulcificare, with FY for ficare] * * * …   Universalium

  • dulcify — [ dʌlsɪfʌɪ] verb (dulcifies, dulcifying, dulcified) rare 1》 sweeten. 2》 calm or soothe. Derivatives dulcification noun Origin C16: from L. dulcificare, from dulcis sweet …   English new terms dictionary

  • dulcify — /ˈdʌlsəfaɪ/ (say dulsuhfuy) verb (t) (dulcified, dulcifying) 1. to make more agreeable; mollify; appease. 2. to sweeten. {Late Latin dulcificāre, from Latin dulci sweet + ficāre make} –dulcification /dʌlsəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say dulsuhfuh kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • dulcify — [dul′sə fī΄] vt. dulcified, dulcifying [< L dulcis (see DULCET) + FY] Rare 1. to sweeten 2. to make pleasant or agreeable; mollify …   English World dictionary

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