Meaning of enrich


Pronunciation: (en-rich'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to supply with riches, wealth, abundant or valuable possessions, etc.: Commerce enriches a nation.
  2. to supply with abundance of anything desirable: to enrich the mind with knowledge.
  3. to add greater value or significance to: Art enriches life.
  4. to adorn or decorate: a picture frame enriched with gold.
  5. to make finer in quality, as by supplying desirable elements or ingredients: to enrich soil.
  6. to increase the proportion of a valuable mineral or isotope in (a substance or material): The fuel was enriched with uranium 235 for the nuclear reactor.
  7. to enrich flour with thiamine, iron, niacin, and riboflavin.
    1. 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.
    2. to add vitamins and minerals to (food) to enhance its nutritive value.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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