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4 definitions found
 for Seasoning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Season \Sea"son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seasoned; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Seasoning.]
     1. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
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              He is fit and seasoned for his passage. --Shak.
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     2. To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to
        accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one
        to a climate.
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     3. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of
        natural juices; as, to season timber.
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     4. To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or
        relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
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     5. Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable.
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              You season still with sports your serious hours.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              The proper use of wit is to season conversation.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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     6. To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper. "When
        mercy seasons justice." --Shak.
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     7. To imbue; to tinge or taint. "Who by his tutor being
        seasoned with the love of the truth." --Fuller.
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              Season their younger years with prudent and pious
              principles.                           --Jer. Taylor.
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     8. To copulate with; to impregnate. [R.] --Holland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seasoning \Sea"son*ing\, n.
     1. The act or process by which anything is seasoned.
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     2. That which is added to any species of food, to give it a
        higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.
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     3. Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve
        dullness; as, wit is the seasoning of conversation.
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              Political speculations are of so dry and austere a
              nature, that they will not go down with the public
              without frequent seasonings.          --Addison.
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     Seasoning tub (Bakery), a trough in which dough is set to
        rise. --Knight.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  seasoning
      n 1: something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
           [syn: flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring,
           seasoner, seasoning]
      2: the act of adding a seasoning to food

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "seasoning":
     ability, acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, accustoming,
     adaption, adjustment, aging, anhydration, background,
     beautification, blaseness, blast-freezing, bottling, breaking,
     breaking-in, brining, canning, capability, case hardening,
     competence, competency, condiment, condiments, condition,
     conditioning, corning, curing, dash, dehydration, desiccation,
     development, domestication, dry-curing, drying, elaboration,
     embalming, embellishment, evaporation, evolution, experience,
     familiarization, fitness, fittedness, flavor, flavorer, flavoring,
     freeze-drying, freezing, fuming, habituation, hardening, hint,
     housebreaking, infusion, inkling, intimation, inurement,
     irradiation, jerking, marination, mastery, maturation,
     maturescence, maturity, mellowing, mummification, naturalization,
     orientation, past experience, perfection, pickling, potting,
     practical knowledge, practice, preparedness, proficiency,
     qualification, quick-freezing, readiness, refinement,
     refrigeration, relish, ripeness, ripening, sagacity, salting,
     sauce, seasoner, senescence, shade, smack, smoking, sophistication,
     soupcon, spice, sprinkling, stuffing, suggestion, suitability,
     suitableness, suitedness, suspicion, taint, taming, taxidermy,
     tempering, thought, tinct, tincture, tinge, tinning, tint, touch,
     trace, training, trim, vestige, worldly wisdom, zest
  
  

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