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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sweet·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sweetened p. pr. & vb. n. Sweetening.]
 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.
    And sweeten every secret tear.   --Keble.
 5. To soften to the eye; to make delicate.
    Correggio has made his memory immortal by the strength he has given to his figures, and by sweetening his lights and shadows, and melting them into each other.   --Dryden.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : with sweetening added [syn: sugared, sweet]