Definition of seasoning in English:

seasoning

noun

  • 1Salt, herbs, or spices added to food to enhance the flavour:

    ‘a dash of lemon juice and seasoning’
    [count noun] ‘add the seasonings and the soy sauce’
    • ‘Add a seasoning of nutmeg, the orange juice and salt and pepper.’
    • ‘Put half the flour in a large bowl and season with Creole seasoning, salt and pepper.’
    • ‘It contained many seasonings, low salt food items, and lists the store where they can be found.’
    • ‘In Britain, food regulations currently allow only herbs, spices and vegetable seasonings to be irradiated.’
    • ‘Add the sherry and chopped dill to the remaining sauce and check the seasoning.’
    • ‘Despite the Italian seasoning, however, this remains a typically Scandinavian dish.’
    • ‘Adjust the seasoning with salt or sugar, if needed.’
    • ‘Add seasonings like garlic and ginger first, followed by meat, then vegetables.’
    • ‘Another approach to lamb cookery is to use strongly flavoured seasonings.’
    • ‘In a separate bowl, cover cassava with Cajun seasoning, salt and olive oil.’
    • ‘She applied spices and herbs and added some other liquid seasonings.’
    • ‘To maintain the original taste of the meat, chefs don't add any seasonings.’
    • ‘To this end he also makes sausages flavoured with fancy herbs and seasonings.’
    • ‘I'm not a fan of hiding flavors with heavy sauces or using too many herbs or seasonings.’
    • ‘Try different sauces, marinades, seasonings and other ingredients.’
    • ‘Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper and either lemon juice or wine vinegar.’
    • ‘Another way to increase appetite is to add flavor to wholesome foods using spices, sauces and seasonings.’
    • ‘Check the seasoning again and then transfer the sauce to a flat oven dish.’
    • ‘Add the tamarind juice to the seasonings with salt.’
    • ‘Cayenne, a spicy seasoning used in subtropical cuisines, represents Spanish and Afro-Caribbean influences.’
    flavouring, salt and pepper, herbs, spices, condiments, dressing, relish
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  • 2The process of adjusting the moisture content of wood to make it more suitable for use as timber:

    ‘the outside may be notably drier in the intermediate stages of seasoning’
    • ‘The technology involves the seasoning of wood with chemicals.’
    • ‘Many quality-conscious wine-makers will pay a premium for wood dried in the open air, however, and an increasing number of them actually select and buy their own wood in advance of seasoning.’

Pronunciation:

seasoning

/ˈsiːz(ə)nɪŋ/