verb (assuag, ing)
- (transitive) To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).
Etymology: Middle English aswagen, from Old French assouagier "appease, calm", from Vulgar Latin assuaviare, derived from Latin ad- "ad-" + suavis "sweet".
- 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
- :I pray that our Heavenly Father may the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost
- (transitive) To pacify or soothe (someone).
- (intransitive) (obsolete) To calm down, become less violent (of passion, hunger etc.); to subside, to abate.
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