Adjective "Dulcified" definition and examples

(Dulcified may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʌlsɪfʌɪ/

Definitions and examples

verb

Sweeten.
  1. 'This drops as the honeycomb; it dulcifies and sweetens the waters of Marah; it is better than life; it has a hyper-hyperbole in it.'
  2. 'This one, however, dulcifies with water to yield camphor and a bit of Hessian from the bungcloth.'
  3. 'the exquisite melody dulcifies whatever pain the singer's words express'
  4. 'The instrument is, in effect, played by the breeze, making sounds akin to an oboe-like moaning and the dulcifying strum of a harp.'
  5. 'Your stay in the hotel Dália will be dulcified by the visit of the Water Program (relaxing-regeneration centre).'
  6. 'His harshest tones in this part came steeped and dulcified in good humour.'
  7. 'After bribing border guards and dulcifying military patrols, they finally got into Pakistan, but living conditions were so miserable that they eventually emigrated to Canada, which welcomed them as political refugees.'

More definitions

verb (used with object), dulcified, dulcifying.

1. to make more agreeable; mollify; appease.

2. to sweeten.

Origin

(dulcify)Late 16th century (in the sense ‘sweeten’): from Latin dulcificare ‘sweeten’, from dulcis ‘sweet’.