enrich[en ric̸h′, in-]
- To enrich is defined as to improve something or make something better.
- When you go to college and learn a lot of new facts and information, this is an example of a situation where you enrich your mind.
- When you add extra vitamins to orange juice, this is an example of a time when you enrich the juice with vitamins.
- When your uncle leaves you $500, this is an example of a time when you enrich your available cash.
- to give more wealth to
- to give greater value, importance, effectiveness, etc. to: to enrich a curriculum
- to decorate; adorn
- to fertilize (soil)
- to add vitamins, minerals, etc. to (bread, flour, etc.) so as to increase the food value
- to concentrate (a radioactive isotope) in the making of nuclear fuel
Origin of enrichMiddle English enrichen ; from Old French enrichier
transitive verben·riched, en·rich·ing, en·rich·es
- To make rich or richer.
- To make fuller, more meaningful, or more rewarding: An appreciation of art will enrich your life.
- To add fertilizer to.
- To add nutrients to: The dairy enriched its milk with vitamin D.
- To add to the beauty or character of; adorn: “Glittering tears enriched her eyes” (Arnold Bennett).
- Physics To increase the amount of one or more radioactive isotopes in (a material, especially a nuclear fuel).
Origin of enrichMiddle English enrichen, from Old French enrichier : en-, causative pref.; see en–1 + riche, rich; see rich.
(third-person singular simple present enriches, present participle enriching, simple past and past participle enriched)
- To make (someone) rich or richer.
- To adorn, ornate more richly.
- To improve the state of something.
- Hobbies enrich lives.
- To add nutrients or fertilizer to the soil; to fertilize.
- (physics) To increase the amount of one isotope in a mixture of isotopes, especially in a nuclear fuel.
- To add nutrients to foodstuffs; to fortify
Middle English, from Anglo-Norman enrichir.