Assuage

Definition of Assuage

As`suage´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Assuaged; p. pr. & vb. n. Assuaging ( ).]
Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage.
- Addison.
To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man
- Burke.
v. i.1.To abate or subside.
The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to assuage.
- De Foe.

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