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spice

spice

 
 
pronunciation:
spaIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various edible vegetable substances with a distinctive aroma or taste, such as pepper or ginger, that are used to flavor or preserve food and drink.
 
definition 2: that which contributes zest, interest, sharpness, or the like.
Danger added spice to the adventure.
similar words:
relish, tang
definition 3: a pungent or aromatic odor; fragrance.
similar words:
tang
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spiced, spices, spicing
definition 1: to use spice in or on (food).
similar words:
flavor, relish
definition 2: to enhance the flavor, zest, or interest of, as by adding some element.
She spiced up her dull wardrobe with a colorful hat.
similar words:
accent, flavor, season, zip
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