Definition of ASSUAGE

to make more bearable or less severe <a mother cooing to her toddler and assuaging his fear of the dark>
to put a complete end to (a physical need or desire) <that huge meal certainly assuaged my hunger>
to lessen the anger or agitation of <nothing would assuage the angry parent except the prompt dismissal of the teacher who had used corporal punishment without authorization>
Antonyms anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage

March 31, 2015
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