Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of quieting, or a state of tranquillity; a state of rest after disturbance; abatement; ease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete An allaying; that which allays; mitigation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something that allays; mitigation

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Examples

  • When they wearied of the sport, she would approach their servants, perhaps thirty in number, and fight a duel with each of these; and even thus found no allayment of her craving.

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  • MY DEAREST LITTLE BARBARA, — I am sending you a few grapes, which are good for a convalescent person, and strongly recommended by doctors for the allayment of fever.

    Poor Folk

  • The capricious course which he at all times pursued respecting diet, -- his long fastings, his expedients for the allayment of hunger, his occasional excesses in the most unwholesome food, and, during the latter part of his residence in

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • I turn round thee, soliciting allayment of that which devours me! "

    Tentation de saint Antoine. English

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