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seasoning

[see-zuh-ning] /ˈsi zə nɪŋ/
noun
1.
salt or an herb, spice, or the like, for heightening or improving the flavor of food.
2.
the process by which a person becomes conditioned or seasoned:
That pitcher had a year of seasoning.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; season + -ing1
Related forms
seasoninglike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for seasoninglike

seasoning

/ˈsiːzənɪŋ/
noun
1.
something that enhances the flavour of food, such as salt or herbs
2.
another term (not now in technical usage) for drying (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for seasoninglike

seasoning

n.

"act of adding flavor," 1510s; "something added to a dish to impart flavor," 1570s, verbal noun from season (v.).

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