verb (used with object)
- 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.
- to add vitamins and minerals to (food) to enhance its nutritive value.
Origin of enrich
Synonyms for enrich
Related Words for enrichingupgrade, develop, augment, supplement, refine, enhance, cultivate, endow, parlay, pyramid, sweeten, ornament, up, better, pad, build, spike, ameliorate, adorn, grace
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Contemporary Examples of enriching
The government pioneered eco-tourism with an eye to enriching the local economy and protecting the wilderness.The Big Idea: How Tourism Can Destroy the Places We Love
July 5, 2013
For Wiles, appearing in Web series has been an enriching experience.Introducing ‘School of Thrones’: ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody Web Series
March 9, 2013
Interestingly, enriching to weapons-grade is a red line that the Obama administration has already laid out.How Bibi Messed Up His Bomb Chart
September 27, 2012
Jalili said Iran would not back off from enriching uranium as legal under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.Iran’s Tone Changes in Istanbul: Nuke Talks ‘Constructive and Useful’
April 15, 2012
Iran would have to step down from enriching uranium to higher levels and to ship out some of its stockpile.U.S. Hopes Latest Talks on Iran Nuclear Program Lead to New Diplomacy
April 2, 2012
Historical Examples of enriching
There came into his head the idea of enriching the monastery.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
Glaze is used for enriching gravies and soups, and for glazing meat.The Skilful Cook
New ties, new affections, on the child's part, mean the enriching of the parent.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
But what if, in this process of enriching, the work be made unreadable?
He demands my very best as a condition of His enriching Presence.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
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.