1. a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment

    Type Of : flavourer, seasoner, seasoning, flavouring, flavorer, flavoring
    Examples :
    • mustard and ketchup are condiments


  1. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

    Synonyms : acculturation
    Type Of : education
  2. the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

    Synonyms : absorption
    Type Of : social process
  3. the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

    Synonyms : absorption
    Type Of : organic process, biological process
  4. a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound

    Type Of : linguistic process
  5. in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance

    Type Of : developmental learning
  6. the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family

    Type Of : relationship


  1. remove the entrails of

    Synonyms : disembowel, draw
    Type Of : remove, take, take away, withdraw
  2. surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ

    Synonyms : resect
    Type Of : withdraw, take away, remove, take
  3. remove the contents of

    Type Of : empty
    Examples :
    • eviscerate the stomach
  4. take away a vital or essential part of

    Type Of : devitalize, devitalise
    Examples :
    • the compromise among the parties eviscerated the bill that had been proposed
  5. having been disembowelled


  1. difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

    Synonyms : elusive
    Examples :
    • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    • a subtle difference
  2. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

    Synonyms : insidious, pernicious
    Examples :
    • a subtle poison
  3. able to make fine distinctions

    Examples :
    • a subtle mind


  1. a person without moral scruples

    Synonyms : reprobate
    Type Of : wrongdoer, offender


  1. showing or representing to advantage

    Antonyms : unflattering
    Examples :
    • a flattering color


  1. the practice or state of having only one spouse at a time

    Synonyms : monogamousness
    Type Of : union, wedlock, matrimony, marriage, spousal relationship


  1. bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

    Synonyms : distress
    Type Of : trouble, put out, bother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience
  2. squeeze together

    Type Of : confine, detain


  1. eliminate (a substance)

    Synonyms : discharge, eject, exhaust, release
  2. cause to flee

    Synonyms : rout, rout out
    Type Of : defeat, overcome, get the better of
  3. remove from a position or office

    Synonyms : boot out, drum out, kick out, oust, throw out
    Type Of : remove
  4. force to leave or move out

    Synonyms : kick out, throw out
    Type Of : move, displace
    Examples :
    • He was expelled from his native country


  1. create by training and teaching

    Synonyms : develop, prepare, train
    Type Of : learn, teach, instruct
  2. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    Synonyms : civilise, civilize, cultivate, school, train
    Type Of : down, refine, polish, fine-tune
  3. give an education to

    Type Of : amend, meliorate, better, ameliorate, improve
    Examples :
    • We must educate our youngsters better