Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
  • noun In chem., the act of sweetening or rendering more mild or pure by freeing from acid or saline substances, or from any soluble impurities, by repeated affusions of water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of sweetening or edulcorating.
  • noun (Chem.), rare The act of freeing from acids or any soluble substances, by affusions of water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun rare A sweetening.
  • noun rare The process of edulcorating.
  • noun chemistry The process of removing acid or other impurities from a substance.

Etymologies

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From Latin ēdulcoratiō ("making sweet"), from ex ("from, out of") + dulcis ("sweet").

Examples

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  • Dilute the truth for presentation
    And be accused of adulteration.
    So sweeten your views
    With bits of good news
    And succeed through edulcoration.

    December 27, 2014