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enrichment

[en-rich-muh nt] /ɛnˈrɪtʃ mənt/
noun
1.
an act of enriching.
2.
the state of being enriched.
3.
something that enriches:
the enrichments of education and travel.
Origin of enrichment
1620-1630
1620-30; enrich + -ment
Related forms
self-enrichment, noun
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  • Of late, self-care and self-enrichment, as a principle of life, have been berated and harshly condemned.

    A Man's Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
  • In short, Slossons had nothing to learn about the art of self-enrichment.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • At the same time, the opportunities for self-enrichment during the five years' tenure of office were quite unusually numerous.

    South America W. H. Koebel
  • The Albanians were envious and resentful of their guests and regarded them as legitimate objects for self-enrichment.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • There is, after all, nothing incompatible in the life of self-enrichment and the life of self-expenditure.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
Word Origin and History for self-enrichment

enrichment

n.

1620s, from enrich + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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