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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sea·son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seasoned p. pr. & vb. n. Seasoning.]
 1. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
    He is fit and seasoned for his passage.   --Shak.
 2. To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.
 3. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
 4. To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
 5. Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable.
    You season still with sports your serious hours.   --Dryden.
    The proper use of wit is to season conversation.   --Tillotson.
 6. To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper. “When mercy seasons justice.”
 7. To imbue; to tinge or taint. “Who by his tutor being seasoned with the love of the truth.”
    Season their younger years with prudent and pious principles.   --Jer. Taylor.
 8. To copulate with; to impregnate. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: aged or processed; "seasoned wood" [ant: unseasoned]
      2: having been given flavor (as by seasoning) [syn: flavored,
      3: rendered competent through trial and experience; "troops
         seasoned in combat"; "a seasoned traveler"; "veteran
         steadiness"; "a veteran officer" [syn: veteran(a)]