becalm

verb be·calm \ bi-ˈkä(l)m \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of becalm

transitive verb
1 a : to keep motionless by lack of wind
b : to stop the progress of
2 : to make calm : soothe

Examples of becalm in a Sentence

  1. becalmed at last, she slept soundly for the first time in weeks

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First Known Use of becalm

1582



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