assuagement

  • 1 Assuagement — As*suage ment, n. [OF. assouagement, asuagement.] Mitigation; abatement. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 assuagement — index mitigation, moderation, mollification, relief (release), remission Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 assuagement — assuage ► VERB 1) make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense. 2) satisfy (an appetite or desire). DERIVATIVES assuagement noun. ORIGIN Old French assouagier, from Latin suavis sweet …

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  • 4 assuagement — noun see assuage …

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  • 5 assuagement — See assuage. * * * …

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  • 6 assuagement — noun a) The action of assuaging; appeasement. b) The condition of being assuaged …

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  • 7 assuagement — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Freedom, especially from pain: alleviation, ease, mitigation, palliation, relief. See INCREASE …

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  • 8 assuagement — n. appeasement; act of soothing …

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  • 9 assuagement — n. Mitigation, pacification, easing, abatement. See preceding verb, and alleviation …

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  • 10 assuagement — n 1. relief, easing, easement, letup, respite, remission; abatement, mitigation, alleviation, palliation; softening, mollification, soothing, comfort; sedative, tranquilizer, alleviative, palliative, lenitive, balm, Med. calmative, anodyne, Med.… …

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  • 11 assuagement — as·suage·ment …

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  • 12 assuagement — noun the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief • Syn: ↑relief, ↑alleviation • Derivationally related forms: ↑assuage, ↑alleviate (for: ↑ …

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  • 13 assuage — assuagement, n. assuager, n. /euh swayj , euh swayzh /, v.t., assuaged, assuaging. 1. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one s grief; to assuage one s pain. 2. to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve: to assuage one s… …

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  • 14 relief — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. comfort, alleviation (see relief); assistance, welfare, aid; substitution, substitute; projection, convexity. II Alleviation Nouns 1. relief, deliverance, easement, softening, alleviation,… …

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  • 15 moderation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Keeping within limits Nouns 1. moderation, moderateness, temperance, continence, temperateness, gentleness; self restraint, self control, asceticism, abstinence; teetotalism, soberness, sobriety; quiet,… …

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  • 16 alleviation — noun 1. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief • Syn: ↑relief, ↑assuagement • Derivationally related forms: ↑assuage (for: ↑assuagement), ↑ …

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  • 17 assuage — transitive verb (assuaged; assuaging) Etymology: Middle English aswagen, from Anglo French asuager, from Vulgar Latin *assuaviare, from Latin ad + suavis sweet more at sweet Date: 14th century 1. to lessen the intensity of (something that pains… …

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  • 18 relief — relief1 reliefless, adj. /ri leef /, n. 1. alleviation, ease, or deliverance through the removal of pain, distress, oppression, etc. 2. a means or thing that relieves pain, distress, anxiety, etc. 3. money, food, or other help given to those in… …

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  • 19 relief — re·lief n: redress, assistance, or protection given by law esp. from a court should state what relief the plaintiff seeks: as a: release from obligation or duty relief from judgment b: an order from a court granting a particular remedy (as return …

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  • 20 mitigation — I noun abatement, abridgment, adjustment, alleviation, assuagement, attenuation, comforting, decrease, diminishment, diminution, easing, lessening, levamentum, levatio, lightening, mitigatio, moderation, palliation, reduction, relaxation, relief …

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