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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assuage  \As*suage"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assuaged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Assuaging}.]  [OE.  asuagen  aswagen  OF  asoagier 
  asuagier  fr  assouagier  fr  L.  ad  +  suavis  sweet.  See 
  {Sweet}.] 
  To  soften,  in  a  figurative  sense  to  allay,  mitigate,  ease, 
  or  lessen,  as  heat,  pain,  or  grief;  to  appease  or  pacify,  as 
  passion  or  tumult;  to  satisfy,  as  appetite  or  desire. 
 
  Refreshing  winds  the  summer's  heat  assuage.  --Addison. 
 
  To  assuage  the  sorrows  of  a  desolate  old  man  --Burke. 
 
  The  fount  at  which  the  panting  mind  assuages  Her  thirst 
  of  knowledge.  --Byron. 
 
  Syn:  To  alleviate;  mitigate;  appease;  soothe;  calm; 
  tranquilize;  relieve.  See  {Alleviate}. 




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