enrich

[ en-rich ]
/ ɛnˈrɪtʃ /

verb (used with object)

Origin of enrich

1350–1400; Middle English enrichen < Old French enrichir. See en-1, rich
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enrich

/ (ɪnˈrɪtʃ) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formsenriched, adjectiveenricher, nounenrichment, noun
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Word Origin and History for enrich

enrich


v.

late 14c., "to make wealthy," from Old French enrichir "enrich, enlarge," from en- "make, put in" (see en- (1)) + riche "rich" (see rich).

Figurative sense is from 1590s. Scientific sense of "to increase the abundance of a particular isotope in some material" is first attested 1945. Related: Enriched; enriching.

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