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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ As little as 55 pounds of highly enriched uranium or 18 pounds of plutonium could be used to build a nuclear device.
▪ There is also, he says, a tendency to assume that all teenage employment is an enriching learning experience.
▪ Museums can offer enriching experiences for children as well as adults, but they are ill-equipped to replace public school art classes.
▪ Each of these essays has important observations about these negotiations which enrich our experience of the plays.
▪ Thus began a friendship that-aside from religion and my own family has been my most enriching life experience.
▪ Huguenots brought their skills to augment those of Zurich's own craftsmen, and other refugees enriched its artistic life.
▪ Thus began a friendship that-aside from religion and my own family has been my most enriching life experience.
▪ It has, by pushing back the boundaries of human knowledge, given us much that has enriched our lives.
▪ Enjoyment of sport can enrich every life.
▪ She had been born blind and her disability had enriched rather than restricted her life.
▪ The Western church could forget the tensions that had enriched her life while Rome was one among several great sees.
▪ As we accept more responsibility, so we empower and enrich our lives.
▪ It was an experience which enriched her life, giving her a greater understanding of herself and a surer sense of purpose.
▪ Fruit juices are added to cheap port wine to enrich its color and flavor.
▪ Most people agree that immigrant communities enrich our culture.
▪ People who have fame and money usually search for something else to enrich their lives.
▪ The goal of the course is to enrich our understanding of other cultures.
▪ As little as 55 pounds of highly enriched uranium or 18 pounds of plutonium could be used to build a nuclear device.
▪ Both normal 16 O and enriched 16 O/ 18 O samples were used.
▪ Each of the other roles is more productive: The traveller is a stranger whose curiosity can enrich the sense of community.
▪ In this way courses are enriched with case studies and presentations from experts working in relevant fields.
▪ The bottom five notes or so of the violins can be enriched by adding a bassoon or two in unison.
▪ The fine arts, including those with public support, can certainly enrich our society.
▪ Vent water is enriched in reduced chemical compounds, especially hydrogen sulfide.
▪ We believe in investing in scientific research because it enriches the quality of our lives and provides the feedstock of industrial innovation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Enrich \En*rich"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enriched; p. pr. & vb. n. Enriching.] [F. enrichir; pref. en- (L. in) + riche rich. See Rich.]

  1. To make rich with any kind of wealth; to render opulent; to increase the possessions of; as, to enrich the understanding with knowledge.

    Seeing, Lord, your great mercy Us hath enriched so openly.
    --Chaucer's Dream.

  2. To supply with ornament; to adorn; as, to enrich a ceiling by frescoes.

  3. To make rich with manure; to fertilize; -- said of the soil; as, to enrich land by irrigation.

  4. To supply with knowledge; to instruct; to store; -- said of the mind.
    --Sir W. Raleigh.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "to make wealthy," from Old French enrichir "enrich, enlarge," from en- "make, put in" (see en- (1)) + riche "rich" (see rich). Figurative sense "supply with abundance of something desirable" is from 1590s. Meaning "to fertilize" is from c.1600. Scientific sense of "to increase the abundance of a particular isotope in some material" is first attested 1945. Related: Enriched; enriching.


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make (someone or something) rich or richer. 2 (context transitive English) To adorn, ornate more richly. 3 (context transitive English) To add nutrients or fertilizer to the soil; to fertilize.

  1. v. make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods" [ant: deprive]

  2. make wealthy or richer; "the oil boom enriched a lot of local people" [ant: impoverish]


ENRICH is a 125-item questionnaire for married couples that examines communication, conflict resolution, role relationship, financial management, expectations, sexual relationship, personality compatibility, marital satisfaction, and other personal beliefs related to marriage. It was developed by University of Minnesota family psychologist David Olson, Ph.D., and colleagues as a method of assessing the health of married couple relationships and is now used by over 100,000 facilitators in the United States and worldwide.

In studies of couples who completed the questionnaire, Fowers and Olson found ENRICH could predict divorce with 85% accuracy. Results from discriminant analysis indicated that using either the individual scores or couples' scores, happily married couples could be discriminated from unhappily married couples with 85-95% accuracy.

Usage examples of "enrich".

She could be sure that Sister Erminet would report every detail of her encounter with the High Initiate back to Kael Amion, enriching the mixture with her own acerbic observations.

I feel, however, that in view of the expansion and the growing importance of the administrative sphere of the Cause, the general sentiments and tendencies prevailing among the friends, and the signs of increasing interdependence among the National Spiritual Assemblies throughout the world, the assembled accredited representatives of the American believers should exercise not only the vital and responsible right of electing the National Assembly, but should also fulfill the functions of an enlightened, consultative and cooperative body that will enrich the experience, enhance the prestige, support the authority, and assist the deliberations of the National Spiritual Assembly.

How great the privilege, how delicate the task of the assembled delegates whose function it is to elect such national representatives as would by their record of service ennoble and enrich the annals of the Cause!

Pierre and Martin des Essars, starting from bourgeois origins in Rouen, had become enriched and ennobled in the service of Philip the Fair and Philip VI.

Salisbury steak, steamed green beans, whipped potatoes from a mix, enriched white bread, beer in the can, and boysenberry Jell-O for dessert.

There must be no mention of Yates and his Burch apparatus in America, not one word about the FBI and their problem with highly enriched uranium.

I began to consider of the intelligible effect of honest loue, and withall of the cleerenes of the skies, the sweete and milde aire, the delightfull site, the pleasant countrie, the green grasse decked with diuersity of flowers, the faire hils adorned with thicke woods, the quiet time, fresh windes, and fruitfull place, beautifully enriched with diffluent streames, sliding downe the moist vallies betwixt the crooked hils in their grauelled channels, and into the next seas with a continued course softly vnlading themselues.

I have read which have enriched both waking and dreaming life the most have also been drawn from these distinctly complementary categories.

Justinian and Theodora accepted the honor of educating and enriching the female descendants of the great Theodosius.

It is a great pity that death carried him off in the midst of his career, as otherwise he would have enriched the stores of art with numerous masterpieces.

It must be humanitary or beneficent in its aims, and not inhuman and malevolent, as is always the case when the weak are subjected to distinguish, aggrandize, and enrich those who subject them.

And Hurd could always comfort himself with the knowledge that his execution, if spectacular enough, would do wonders for his reputation, create an instant demand for his poems, and vastly enrich his publishers and heirs, if any.

The provinces that still adhered to the empire were repeopled and enriched by the misfortunes of those which were irrecoverably lost.

Eugene, he now thought of his departure exultantly, and with intolerable desire, not from some joy of release, but because everything around him now seemed happy, glorious, and beautiful, and a token of unspeakable joys that were to come, a thousand images of trains, of the small rich-coloured joy and comfort and precision of their trains, of England, lost in fog, and swarming with its forty million lives, but suddenly not dreary, but impossibly small, and beautiful and near, to be taken at a stride, to be compassed at a bound, to enrich him, fill him, be his for ever in all its joy and mystery and magic smallness.

The keels were hung at Shanghai Shipyard at the same time that Chinese reactors and enriched fuel cores were installed.