seasoning

[ see-zuh-ning ]
/ ˈsi zə nɪŋ /

noun

salt or an herb, spice, or the like, for heightening or improving the flavor of food.
the process by which a person becomes conditioned or seasoned: That pitcher had a year of seasoning.

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Origin of seasoning

First recorded in 1505–15; season + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM seasoning

sea·son·ing·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for seasoning

seasoning
/ (ˈsiːzənɪŋ) /

noun

something that enhances the flavour of food, such as salt or herbs
another term (not now in technical usage) for drying (def. 2)
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