Etymology
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seasoning (n.)

1510s, "act or time of impregnation" (a sense now obsolete); c. 1600, "act of adding flavor;" 1570s, "something added to food to impart flavor," also figurative; verbal noun from season (v.). Of enslaved persons, "become inured to the conditions of slavery," by 1771.

updated on March 17, 2022

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Definitions of seasoning from WordNet

seasoning (n.)
something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts;
Synonyms: flavorer / flavourer / flavoring / flavouring / seasoner
seasoning (n.)
the act of adding a seasoning to food;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.