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settled

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verb

past tense of settle
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as in laid
to cause to come to rest at the bottom (as of a liquid) the light rain will settle the dust in the air careful handling will settle the lees in the bottom of the wine bottle

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as in populated
to supply with inhabitants the region was originally settled by farmers

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as in contained
to gain emotional or mental control of settled himself only with visible effort after the angry outburst

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as in shushed
to stop the noise or speech of settled the class with a firm "quiet!"

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“Settled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/settled. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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