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Spice \Spice\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spiced; p. p. & vb. n. Spicing.]

  1. To season with spice, or as with spice; to mix aromatic or pungent substances with; to flavor; to season; as, to spice wine; to spice one's words with wit.

    She 'll receive thee, but will spice thy bread With flowery poisons.

  2. To fill or impregnate with the odor of spices.

    In the spiced Indian air, by night.

  3. To render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous. [Obs.] ``A spiced conscience.''

  1. Having spice added, spicy. v

  2. (en-past of: spice)

Usage examples of "spiced".

The emotional perfume was delicious, spiced by the fresh, tangy aroma of cilantro and sharpness of onion and garlic coming from the open kitchen window below him.

CHAPTER 119 The Candles Warmest climes but nurse the cruellest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure.

Mixing with scents carried by the moist, heavy wind, they made a stew for the senses, spiced with fecund exudates of life.

Mother Sweetbread took up her quarters in Little Greece, and made him broths of game and wild herbs, and frumenty spiced with ginger, and, to quench his thirst, a gruel of barley mixed with her own sloeberry cordial.

Myles, with Gascoyne running beside him, rode across to his pavilion, and called to Edmund Wilkes to bring him a cup of spiced wine.

He ducked beneath one, feeling its puff of spiced air on his face, and found himself staring at the hash of scars and the rigid ropes of hyperextended muscle and joints.

The conservatively styled BMWs and Infinitis looked drab in contrast, though somebody had spiced up his love life with one of those kicky little BMW Z4 Roadsters in sleek, polished silver.

After a hearty supper of roasted kirre steaks, together with wild mountain rice seasoned with herbs, they sat down on wood benches by the fireplace to enjoy some hot, spiced tea brewed from a mixture of wild herbs.

It was a simple repast--a manchette, or small loaf of bread of pure white flour, a loaf of household bread, sometimes a lump of cheese, and either a great flagon of ale or of sweet wine, warm and spiced.

I made a four-pound spiced ginger cake, baked some bread, mended my riding dress, cleaned up generally, wrote some letters with the hope that some day they might be posted and took a magnificent walk, reaching the cabin again in the melancholy glory which now immediately precedes the darkness.

Despite the grisly horrors, including headless corpses and clanking chains and haunted crypts, with which she spiced her macabre tales, Pippin was of a sensible turn of mind, a fact that she secretly mourned.

It was spiced, tasted, adjusted and retasted several times, until Grandma lost patience and pronounced it good and ready.

Some nights Umma spiced the fish with sea salt and cracked peppercorns, or cooked the eels with chopped garlic.

He stepped close, until his nose was only centimeters from hers and she could smell the spiced odor of his unignited nicstick.

He rubbed more of the salve between his fingers, until the cool scent of anise spiced the air.