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Definition of Sweeten


  1. To make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea.
  2. To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten friendship.
  3. To make mild or kind; to soften; as, to sweeten the temper.
  4. To make less painful or laborious; to relieve; as, to sweeten the cares of life.
  5. To soften to the eye; to make delicate.
  6. To make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter; as, to sweeten rooms or apartments that have been infected; to sweeten the air.
  7. To make warm and fertile; -- opposed to sour; as, to dry and sweeten soils.
  8. To restore to purity; to free from taint; as, to sweeten water, butter, or meat.
  9. To become sweet.

Sweeten Quotations

Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
Francis Quarles

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Francis Bacon

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.
Josh Billings

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
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Sweeten Translations

sweeten in Spanish is endulzar
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