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Sweet"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sweetened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sweetening.] [See Sweet, a.] 1. To make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea.
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2. To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten friendship.
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3. To make mild or kind; to soften; as, to sweeten the temper.
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4. To make less painful or laborious; to relieve; as, to sweeten the cares of life. Dryden.
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And sweeten every secret tear. Keble.
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5. To soften to the eye; to make delicate.
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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.
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6. To make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter; as, to sweeten rooms or apartments that have been infected; to sweeten the air.
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7. To make warm and fertile; -- opposed to sour; as, to dry and sweeten soils.
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8. To restore to purity; to free from taint; as, to sweeten water, butter, or meat.
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Sweet"en, v. i. To become sweet. Bacon.
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