sea·son·ing /ˈsiznɪŋ, ˈsizṇɪŋ/
陳[ 老 ]化; 干燥法
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.]
1. The act or process by which anything is seasoned.
2. That which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.
3. Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness; as, wit is the seasoning of conversation.
Political speculations are of so dry and austere a nature, that they will not go down with the public without frequent seasonings. --Addison.
Seasoning tub Bakery, a trough in which dough is set to rise.
n 1: something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
[syn: flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring,
2: the act of adding a seasoning to food