Assuaging
Assuage As*suage", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assuaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuaging}.] [OE. asuagen, aswagen, OF. asoagier, asuagier, fr. assouagier, fr. L. ad + suavis sweet. See {Sweet}.] To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire. [1913 Webster]

Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The fount at which the panting mind assuages Her thirst of knowledge. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm; tranquilize; relieve. See {Alleviate}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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