Definitions for enrichɛnˈrɪtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to supply with riches or wealth.

  2. to supply with abundance of anything desirable:

    new words that have enriched the language.

  3. to add greater value or significance to:

    Art can enrich life.

  4. to adorn or decorate.

  5. to improve in quality or productivity, as by adding desirable ingredients:

    to enrich soil.

  6. to increase the proportion of a valuable mineral or isotope in:

    fuel enriched with uranium 235.

    Category: Energy, Physics

  7. to restore to (a food) a nutrient lost in processing: to add vitamins and minerals to (food) to enhance its nutritive value.

    enriched flour.

    Category: Cooking, Biochemistry, Common Vocabulary

Origin of enrich:

1350–1400; ME < OF enrichir


Princeton's WordNet

  1. enrich(verb)

    make better or improve in quality

    "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods"

  2. enrich(verb)

    make wealthy or richer

    "the oil boom enriched a lot of local people"


  1. enrich(Verb)

    To make (someone) rich or richer.

  2. enrich(Verb)

    To adorn, ornate more richly.

  3. enrich(Verb)

    To improve the state of something.

    Hobbies enrich lives.

  4. enrich(Verb)

    To add nutrients or fertilizer to the soil; to fertilize.

  5. enrich(Verb)

    To increase the amount of one isotope in a mixture of isotopes, especially in a nuclear fuel.

  6. enrich(Verb)

    To add nutrients to foodstuffs; to fortify

  7. Origin: from enrichir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enrich(verb)

    to make rich with any kind of wealth; to render opulent; to increase the possessions of; as, to enrich the understanding with knowledge

  2. Enrich(verb)

    to supply with ornament; to adorn; as, to enrich a ceiling by frescoes

  3. Enrich(verb)

    to make rich with manure; to fertilize; -- said of the soil; as, to enrich land by irrigation

  4. Enrich(verb)

    to supply with knowledge; to instruct; to store; -- said of the mind

Translations for enrich

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to improve the quality of

Fertilizers enrich the soil; Reading enriches the mind; an enriching (= useful and enjoyable) experience.

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