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English definition of “spice”

spice

noun uk   /spaɪs/ us  

spice noun (FOOD)

B1 [C or U] a substance made from a plant, used to give a special flavour to food: Cinnamon, ginger, and cloves are all spices. Spices are widely used in South Asian cooking.Herbs and spices

spice noun (INTEREST)

C2 [S or U] something that makes something else more exciting and interesting: A scandal or two adds a little spice to office life.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm

spice

verb [T] uk   /spaɪs/ us  
to use spice to add flavour to food or drink: coffee spiced with cinnamon a highly spiced curryPreparing foodPreparing food using heat
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of spice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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