Season Sea"son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seasoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seasoning}.] 1. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit. [1913 Webster]

He is fit and seasoned for his passage. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber. [1913 Webster]

4. To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food. [1913 Webster]

5. Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable. [1913 Webster]

You season still with sports your serious hours. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The proper use of wit is to season conversation. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

6. To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper. ``When mercy seasons justice.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. To imbue; to tinge or taint. ``Who by his tutor being seasoned with the love of the truth.'' --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Season their younger years with prudent and pious principles. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

8. To copulate with; to impregnate. [R.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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