Definition of seasoning :
1. Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness; as, wit is the seasoning of conversation.
2. of Season
3. That which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.
4. The act or process by which anything is seasoned.
condiment (part of speech: noun)
garlic, spice, allspice, peppermint, pickle, cinnamon, Tabasco, radish, horseradish, dressing, cayenne, vinegar, paprika, nutmeg, condiment, applesauce, leek, ginger, flavoring, catchup, pepper, chili, chive, parsley, thyme, mint, chutney, relish, clove, turmeric, salt, sauce, vanilla, sage, onion, dill, mayonnaise, salad dressing, tartar sauce, mustard
aging (part of speech: verb)
- " Do you know that the hardest thing to bear, in the earlier time especially, is the want of seasoning in our dishes. - "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
- Even love is nothing without a seasoning of fear. - "Ronicky Doone", Max Brand.
- It would be found, upon an average of all the ships, upon which evidence had been given, that, exclusively of such as perished before they sailed from Africa, not less than twelve and- a- half per cent died on their passage: besides these, the Jamaica report stated that four and- a- half per cent died while in the harbours, or on shore before the day of sale, which was only about the space of twelve or fourteen days after their arrival there; and one- third more died in the seasoning: and this in a climate exactly similar to their own, and where, as some of the witnesses pretended, they were healthy and happy. - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)", Thomas Clarkson.