AskDefine | Define enrich

Dictionary Definition

enrich

Verb

1 make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods" [ant: deprive]
2 make wealthy or richer; "the oil boom enriched a lot of local people" [ant: impoverish]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /ɪnˈrɪtʃ/, /In"rItS/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪtʃ

Etymology

< from enrichir.

Verb

  1. to make someone rich or richer
  2. to add nutrients or fertilizer to the soil; to fertilize
  3. to increase the amount of one isotope in a mixture of isotopes, especially in a nuclear fuel

Antonyms

Translations

to make someone rich or richer
to add nutrients or fertilizer to the soil; to fertilize
to increase the amount of one isotope in a mixture of isotopes

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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