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assuage

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verb
  • to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify [Princeton Review]
  • make (sth) less severe; soothe [Barron]
  • to lessen the intensity of (something that pains or distresses); ease [Taisha]
  • make sth (pain, desire) less [Nandigam]

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