Definition of assuage in English:

assuage

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Pronunciation: /əˈsweɪdʒ
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

assuagement

noun
More example sentences
  • Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain.
  • It is said that they are in flight from an insupportable nervous strain, from which they find temporary assuagement only in sleep.
  • When we fall in love we imagine we have found an ultimate assuagement of loneliness.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French assouagier, asouagier, based on Latin ad- 'to' (expressing change) + suavis 'sweet'.

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