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Definition of season verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

season

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsiːzn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːzn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they season
BrE BrE//ˈsiːzn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːzn//
 
he / she / it seasons
BrE BrE//ˈsiːznz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːznz//
 
past simple seasoned
BrE BrE//ˈsiːznd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːznd//
 
past participle seasoned
BrE BrE//ˈsiːznd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːznd//
 
-ing form seasoning
BrE BrE//ˈsiːznɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːznɪŋ//
 
Preparing food
 
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[transitive, intransitive] season (something) (with something) to add salt, pepper, etc. to food in order to give it more flavour Season the lamb with garlic. Add the mushrooms, and season to taste (= add as much salt, pepper, etc. as you think is necessary). Season the meat well with salt and pepper. highly seasoned food See related entries: Preparing food Word Origin Middle English: from Old French seson, from Latin satio(n-) ‘sowing’, later ‘time of sowing’, from the root of serere ‘to sow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: season