[ duhl-suh-fahy ]
/ ˈdʌl səˌfaɪ /
verb (used with object), dul·ci·fied, dul·ci·fy·ing.
to make more agreeable; mollify; appease.
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Origin of dulcify
1590–1600; <Late Latin dulcificāre, with -fy for -ficāre
OTHER WORDS FROM dulcifydul·ci·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dulcify
/ (ˈdʌlsɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
rare to make pleasant or agreeable
a rare word for sweeten
Derived forms of dulcifydulcification, noun
Word Origin for dulcify
C16: from Late Latin dulcificāre, from Latin dulcis sweet + facere to make
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