Mollification Mol`li*fi*ca"tion, n. [LL. mollificatio; cf. F. mollification.] The act of mollifying, or the state of being mollified; a softening. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • mollification — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. mollificacion (Mod.Fr. mollification), from M.L. mollificationem (nom. mollificatio), noun of action from pp. stem of mollificare (see MOLLIFY (Cf. mollify)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mollification — I noun abatement, allayment, alleviation, amelioration, appeasement, assuagement, calmness, check, conciliation, curb, deadening, decrease, diminishment, diminution, dulcification, easement, easing, lessening, lightening, lull, mediation,… …   Law dictionary

  • mollification — [mɔlifikɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. XVIe; de mollifier. ❖ ♦ Vx, rare. Action de mollifier. ⇒ Amollissement, ramollissement. ❖ CONTR. Durcissement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mollification — Mollification, Maceratio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • mollification — (mol li fi ka sion) s. f. Action de mollifier. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Paralysie ou resolution est une relaxation ou mollification des nerfs, avec...., PARÉ VII, 12. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Mollifier ; provenç. mollificacio ; esp. mollificacion ; ital.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • mollification — mollify ► VERB (mollifies, mollified) 1) appease the anger or anxiety of. 2) reduce the severity of. DERIVATIVES mollification noun. ORIGIN from Latin mollis soft …   English terms dictionary

  • mollification — noun 1. a state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered • Derivationally related forms: ↑mollify • Hypernyms: ↑peaceableness, ↑peacefulness 2. the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined a wonderful skill in …   Useful english dictionary

  • mollification — noun see mollify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mollification — See mollifiable. * * * …   Universalium

  • mollification — noun The act of mollifying …   Wiktionary

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