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lenitive

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adjective len·i·tive \ˈle-nə-tiv\

Definition of lenitive

  1. :  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

Rhymes with lenitive


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