- asswage (obsolete)
- (transitive) To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).
- Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage.
- to assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man
- the fount at which the panting mind assuages / her thirst of knowledge
- 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
- I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost.
- (transitive) To pacify or soothe (someone).
- (intransitive, obsolete) To calm down, become less violent (of passion, hunger etc.); to subside, to abate.
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Translations to be checked
- assuage in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- assuage in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “assuage” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.
- Alternative form of