Becalming
Becalm Be*calm", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Becalmed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Becalming}.] 1. To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease. [1913 Webster]

Soft whispering airs . . . becalm the mind. --Philips. [1913 Webster]

2. To keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed. [1913 Webster]


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