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- v. To diminish the sensibility of; to debilitate; to soothe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To diminish the sensibility of; to debilitate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, to deaden or lessen irritation in; soothe by removing or diminishing irritability.
ab- + irritate (Wiktionary)