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- n. The action of assuaging; appeasement.
- n. The condition of being assuaged.
- n. An assuaging medicine or application.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Mitigation; abatement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of assuaging; mitigation; abatement.
- n. An alleviative; a sedative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
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In the former, Lucinda asks for fulfillment, enlightenment, and the unnameable assuagement sought by all.
I kept apologizing to Chris the day before the party as we worked nonstop to get everything ready, but he was beyond assuagement.
And if it comes as any assuagement I used to say “For all intensive purposes” instead of “for all intents & purposes.”
Surely the distinction is that Jo Lumley had a deeply personal, and quite selfless, reason for supporting the Gurkhas, and it was a clear cut cause where all decent people would agree with her that the government position was a disgrace, whereas Bono's motive is purely self-promotion and self-guilt assuagement.
Philanthropy often has merely abstract rewards for the giver: that warm empathetic feeling; an assuagement of theoretical guilt; perhaps even an aggrandized sense of self, as the largesse is doled out.
From what regulators have already gathered from Microsoft's latest assuagement, technical support isn't quite what they had in mind.
But that first sweet, awkward kiss offered of her own volition had wiped everything from his mind but the assuagement of his own need.
Europe; but HE had felt no assuagement in Italy and France.
This was the sole consideration, that afforded any degree of assuagement to her sufferings.
Each August, till he was six, he was sent for health, and the assuagement of his hereditary instincts, up to a Scotch shooting, where he carried many birds in a very tender manner.