Edulcorative E*dul"co*ra*tive, a. Tending to ?weeten or purify by affusions of water. [1913 Webster]

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  • edulcorative — edulˈcorātive adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑edulcorate …   Useful english dictionary

  • edulcorate — edulcoration, n. edulcorative, adj. /i dul keuh rayt /, v.t., edulcorated, edulcorating. Chem. to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing; purify. [1800 10; < NL edulcoratus, equiv. to e E + LL dulcoratus sweetened (ptp. of dulcorare),… …   Universalium

  • edulcorate —   v.t. archaic, sweeten; purify, especially of acids;, a. sweetened.    ♦ edulcoration,    ♦ edulcorator, n.    ♦ edulcorative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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