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[ en-rich ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to supply with riches, wealth, abundant or valuable possessions, etc.:

    Commerce enriches a nation.

  2. to supply with abundance of anything desirable:

    to enrich the mind with knowledge.

  3. to add greater value or significance to:

    Art enriches life.

    Synonyms: endow, enhance, improve, elevate

  4. to adorn or decorate:

    a picture frame enriched with gold.

  5. to make finer in quality, as by supplying desirable elements or ingredients:

    to enrich soil.

  6. Physics. to increase the proportion of a valuable mineral or isotope in (a substance or material):

    The fuel was enriched with uranium 235 for the nuclear reactor.

  7. Nutrition.
    1. to restore to (a food) a nutrient that has been lost during an early stage of processing:

      to enrich flour with thiamine, iron, niacin, and riboflavin.

    2. to add vitamins and minerals to (food) to enhance its nutritive value.


/ ɪnˈrɪtʃ /


  1. to increase the wealth of
  2. to endow with fine or desirable qualities

    to enrich one's experience by travelling

  3. to make more beautiful; adorn; decorate

    a robe enriched with jewels

  4. to improve in quality, colour, flavour, etc
  5. to increase the food value of by adding nutrients

    to enrich dog biscuits with calcium

  6. to make (soil) more productive, esp by adding fertilizer
  7. physics to increase the concentration or abundance of one component or isotope in (a solution or mixture); concentrate

    to enrich a solution by evaporation

    enrich a nuclear fuel

“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • enˈriched, adjective
  • enˈrichment, noun
  • enˈricher, noun
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Other Words From

  • en·rich·er noun
  • en·rich·ing·ly adverb
  • self-en·rich·ing adjective
  • un·en·rich·ing adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of enrich1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English enrichen, from Old French enrichir; equivalent to en- 1 + rich
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Example Sentences

For example, diamonds that formed in the crust and upper mantle had inclusions enriched in oxygen-18 — suggesting that the gemstones crystallized out of magma formed from subducted oceanic crust.

That approach has driven up stock prices in the past four months and enriched drug executives betting with somebody else’s money.

From Fortune

Still today, the mission of the center is to enrich the lives of the LGBTQ community through support, education, advocacy, and celebration.

The Partnership was created to serve as a collaborative forum for our industry to ensure addressability standards that preserve privacy, provide a consistent and effective framework for advertisers, and enrich the consumer experience.

What was problematic was the misuse of them, was when the private sector was able to manipulate and use these types of tools so as to enrich themselves and expose others to risk that they otherwise might not have needed to take on.

The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.

Collecting is a basic human drive, an incredibly various one and one which does much to enrich the lives of all.

The primary goal of a city should not be to enrich already wealthy landlords and construction companies.

Paul suggested that this reversal by Cheney was the result of a desire to enrich his former employers at Haliburton.

Engaging with these bodily and ritual practices serves to enrich the human spirit within.

What the ear hears is the fundamental pitch only; the overtones harmonize with the primary or fundamental tone, and enrich it.

Its walls and some other buildings still stand and abundant Roman remains enrich the local museum.

The rulers of a republic do not care though they should ruin the state, provided they enrich themselves.

The people in England had seemed to think all along that the colonies in America ought to do all they could to enrich England.

The house of Lorraine also continued to enrich the gallery, which did not escape Napoleon's generals.





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