al·​lay·​ment | \ əˈlāmənt, aˈ-\
plural -s

Definition of allayment

: the action of quieting or alleviating : the state of being quieted or alleviated : mitigation

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First Known Use of allayment

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allayment

allay entry 1 + -ment

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