Definition of becalm
1a : to keep motionless by lack of windb : to stop the progress of
2 : to make calm : soothe
Examples of becalm in a Sentence
becalmed at last, she slept soundly for the first time in weeks
Recent Examples of becalm from the Web
Their fleet, so the story went, was becalmed, and the price that the goddess Artemis demanded for giving them a fair wind was that King Agamemnon, the commander in chief, should perform a human sacrifice — of his own daughter, Iphigenia.
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