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assuage  (əˈsweɪdʒ

Definitions

verb (transitive)

  1. to soothe, moderate, or relieve (grief, pain, etc)
  2. to give relief to (thirst, appetite, etc); satisfy
  3. to pacify; calm

Derived Forms

asˈsuagement  noun
asˈsuager  noun
assuasive  (əˈsweɪsɪv   adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Old French assouagier, from Vulgar Latin assuāviāre (unattested) to sweeten, from Latin suāvis pleasant; see suave

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