Edulcorate E*dul"co*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Edulcorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Edulcorating}.] [L. e out + dulcoratus, p. p. of dulcorare to sweeten, fr. dulcor sweetness, fr. dulcis sweet: cf. F. ['e]dulcorer.] 1. To render sweet; to sweeten; to free from acidity. [1913 Webster]

Succory . . . edulcorated with sugar and vinegar. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) To free from acids, salts, or other soluble substances, by washing; to purify. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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