verb (dulcifies, dulcifying, dulcified)[with object] • rare
- 1Sweeten: cider pap dulcified with molassesMore example sentences
- Digest with a gentle heat, then draw off 10 galls. in a bath heat, and dulcify with fine sugar.
- This one, however, dulcifies with water to yield camphor and a bit of Hessian from the bungcloth.
- 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.
- 1.1Calm or soothe: the exquisite melody dulcifies whatever pain the singer’s words expressMore example sentences
- The instrument is, in effect, played by the breeze, making sounds akin to an oboe-like moaning and the dulcifying strum of a harp.
- In many of them the assertive bite of their wild ancestors has been sufficiently dulcified to obscure their relationship.
- The current of the river dulcifies as if in pacific obeisance to the night.
late 16th century (in the sense 'sweeten'): from Latin dulcificare 'sweeten', from dulcis 'sweet'.
More definitions of dulcifyDefinition of dulcify in:
- The US English dictionary