Definition of soothe
- music soothes the soul
The waiter tried to soothe the angry customer.
This cream soothes aching muscles.
Her nerves were soothed by a warm bath.
Nothing can soothe their pain.
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First Known Use: 1617See Words from the same year
: to cause (someone) to be calmer, less angry, etc.
: to cause (a part of the body) to feel better
: to cause (pain) to go away or become less severe
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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