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spice

 
 
pronunciation:
spaIs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a vegetable substance with a particular smell or taste. Spices are used to flavor food and drink.
Pepper and cinnamon are two common spices.
 
definition 2: that which adds excitement or interest.
Danger added spice to the adventure.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spices, spicing, spiced
definition 1: to use spice in or on.
We spiced the soup with a bit of pepper.
similar words:
flavor
definition 2: to add flavor or interest to.
She spiced up her dull outfit with a colorful hat.
similar words:
flavor
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