lenite

verb
le·​nite | \ lə-ˈnīt How to pronounce lenite (audio) \
lenited; leniting; lenites

Definition of lenite

transitive verb

: to transform by lenition

intransitive verb

: to undergo lenition

First Known Use of lenite

1912, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for lenite

back-formation from lenition

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“Lenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lenite. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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