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Dulcify

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To Dúlcify. v.a. [dulcifier, French.] To sweeten; to set free from acidity, saltness, or acrimony of any kind.

A decoction of wild gourd, or colocynthis, though somewhat qualified, will not from every hand be dulcified into aliment, by an addition of flower or meal. Brown's Vulgar Err.

I dressed him with a pledgit, dipt in a dulcified tincture of vitriol. Wiseman's Surgery.

Spirit of wine dulcifies spirit of salt; nitre, or vitriol have other bad effects. Arbuthnot on Aliments.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Browne, Thomas (204) · Wiseman, Richard (68)

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