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English Dictionary: assuaging by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
               Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage. --Addison.
  
               To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man --Burke.
  
               The fount at which the panting mind assuages Her thirst
               of knowledge.                                          --Byron.
  
      Syn: To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm;
               tranquilize; relieve. See {Alleviate}.
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