Definitions

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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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Examples

  • In the former, Lucinda asks for fulfillment, enlightenment, and the unnameable assuagement sought by all.

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  • I kept apologizing to Chris the day before the party as we worked nonstop to get everything ready, but he was beyond assuagement.

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  • And if it comes as any assuagement I used to say “For all intensive purposes” instead of “for all intents & purposes.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • From what regulators have already gathered from Microsoft's latest assuagement, technical support isn't quite what they had in mind.

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  • But that first sweet, awkward kiss offered of her own volition had wiped everything from his mind but the assuagement of his own need.

    The Count's Blackmail Bargain

  • Europe; but HE had felt no assuagement in Italy and France.

    Swan Song

  • This was the sole consideration, that afforded any degree of assuagement to her sufferings.

    The Italian

  • 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.

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