Mollified
Mollify Mol"li*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mollified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mollifying}.] [F. mollifier, L. mollificare; mollis soft + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Enmollient}, {Moil}, v. t., and {-fy}.] 1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground. [1913 Webster]

With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mollify — Mol li*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mollified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mollifying}.] [F. mollifier, L. mollificare; mollis soft + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Enmollient}, {Moil}, v. t., and { fy}.] 1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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