lenitive


len·i·tive

adjective \ˈle-nə-tiv\

Definition of LENITIVE

:  alleviating pain or harshness :  soothing
lenitive noun
len·i·tive·ly adverb

Origin of LENITIVE

Middle English lenitif, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin lenitivus, from Latin lenitus, past participle of lenire
First Known Use: 15th century

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