Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spice

3 senses of spice

Sense 1
spice -- (aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative)
       => preservative -- (a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition)

Sense 2
spice -- (any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food)
       => flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning -- (something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts)

Sense 3
spiciness, spice, spicery -- (the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored)
       => taste property -- (a property appreciated via the sense of taste)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spice

2 senses of spice

Sense 1
spice, spice up -- (make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
zest, spice, spice up -- (add herbs or spices to)
       => season, flavor, flavour -- (lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it")

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