Calming
Calm Calm, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calmed} (k[aum]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calming}.] [Cf. F. calmer. See {Calm}, n.] 1. To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds. [1913 Webster]

To calm the tempest raised by Eolus. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions. [1913 Webster]

Passions which seem somewhat calmed. --Atterbury.

Syn: To still; quiet; appease; allay; pacify; tranquilize; soothe; compose; assuage; check; restrain. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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