from The Century Dictionary.

  • To remove acidity from; sweeten.
  • In chem., to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing.

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

  • transitive verb To render sweet; to sweeten; to free from acidity.
  • transitive verb (Chem.), rare To free from acids, salts, or other soluble substances, by washing; to purify.

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

  • verb rare To sweeten (in all senses).
  • verb rare To free from acidity.

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

  • verb make sweeter in taste


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