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en·rich / enˈrich/ • v. [tr.] 1. improve or enhance the quality or value of: her exposure to museums enriched her life in France. ∎  (often be enriched) add to the nutritive value of (food) by adding vitamins or nutrients: cereal enriched with extra oat bran. ∎  add to the cultural, intellectual, or spiritual wealth of: the collection was enriched by a bequest of graphic works. ∎  [usu. as adj.] (enriched) increase the proportion of a particular isotope in (an element), esp. that of the fissile isotope U-235 in uranium so as to make it more powerful or explosive. ∎  Archit. embellish a molding by carving or otherwise forming a sculpted, ornamental pattern, such as egg and dart. 2. make (someone) wealthy or wealthier: top party members had enriched themselves. DERIVATIVES: en·rich·ment n.

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