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English noun: spice

1. spice (substance) aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative


Broader (hypernym)preservative


Narrower (hyponym)stacte

2. spice (food) any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food


Broader (hypernym)flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning


Narrower (hyponym)allspice, Chinese anise, cinnamon, clove, fennel, five spice powder, ginger, mace, nutmeg, powdered ginger, star anise, star aniseed

3. spice (attribute) the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored


Synonymsspicery, spiciness


Broader (hypernym)taste property


Narrower (hyponym)bite, hotness, nip, pepperiness, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, pungency, raciness, sharpness, tang, tanginess, zest


English verb: spice

1. spice (change) make more interesting or flavorful


SamplesSpice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer.


Synonymsspice up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)salt

2. spice (perception) add herbs or spices to


Synonymsspice up, zest


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flavor, flavour, season


Narrower (hyponym)ginger, pepper


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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