[en-rich-muh nt]


an act of enriching.
the state of being enriched.
something that enriches: the enrichments of education and travel.

Origin of enrichment

First recorded in 1620–30; enrich + -ment
Related formsself-en·rich·ment, noun
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Related Words for enrichment

enhancement, embellishment, endowment, improvement

Examples from the Web for enrichment

Contemporary Examples of enrichment

Historical Examples of enrichment

  • Spring was to bring a new and welcome source of enrichment into his life.


    Edna Ferber

  • Let all epochs and every clime contribute to the enrichment of art.

  • The centuries since have been a period of decoration and enrichment.

    The Book of the National Parks

    Robert Sterling Yard

  • No one will volunteer to work for the enrichment of your Rothschild.

    The Conquest of Bread

    Peter Kropotkin

  • Institutions can do little for the enrichment of rural life if personality is wanting.


    Henry Kalloch Rowe

Word Origin and History for enrichment

1620s, from enrich + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper