Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make agreeable or gentle; mollify.
  • transitive v. To sweeten.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To sweeten
  • v. To remove salty or acidic flavors with a sweetener
  • v. To mollify or make peaceful

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To sweeten; to free from acidity, saltness, or acrimony.
  • transitive v. Fig. : To mollify; to sweeten; to please.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sweeten; in old chemistry, to free from corrosive and sharp-tasting admixtures; render more agreeable to the taste.
  • To render more agreeable in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make sweeter in taste

Etymologies

Late Latin dulcificāre, to sweeten : Latin dulcis, sweet + -ficāre, -fy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • And there was, to dulcify for her the bath of this evening, the yet sharper contrast with the plight she had just come home in, sopped, shivering, clung to by her clothes.

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  • His face was uncommonly dirty; his eyes uncommonly inquisitive; his whiskers uncommonly plentiful; and his voice most uncommonly and determinately gruff, in spite of his efforts to dulcify it for the occasion.

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  • The savage of America, like the savage of the South Sea islands, has learned to dulcify the fecula, by pressing and separating it from its juice.

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  • The delectable little Dutch songs with which she used to dulcify the house grew less and less frequent, and she would forget her sewing and look wistfully in her father's face as he sat pondering by the fire side.

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  • The delectable little Dutch songs with which she used to dulcify the house grew less and less frequent, and she would forget her sewing and look wistfully in her father's face as he sat pondering by the fireside.

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  • South Sea islands, has learned to dulcify the fecula, by pressing and separating it from its juice.

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  • (_To the_ 2ND PHYSICIAN) Come, let us begin the cure; and, through the exhilarating sweetness of harmony, let us dulcify, lenify, and pacify the acrimony of his spirits, which, I see, are ready to be inflamed.

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  • When the operation is fimflied, dulcify your goods with fine fugar.

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