verb (used with object), dul·ci·fied, dul·ci·fy·ing.

to make more agreeable; mollify; appease.
to sweeten.

Origin of dulcify

1590–1600; < Late Latin dulcificāre, with -fy for -ficāre
Related formsdul·ci·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dulcify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

rare to make pleasant or agreeable
a rare word for sweeten
Derived Formsdulcification, noun

Word Origin for dulcify

C16: from Late Latin dulcificāre, from Latin dulcis sweet + facere to make
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