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becalm


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Becalm  \Be*calm"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Becalmed}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Becalming}.] 
  1.  To  render  calm  or  quiet;  to  calm;  to  still  to  appease. 
 
  Soft  whispering  airs  .  .  .  becalm  the  mind. 
  --Philips. 
 
  2.  To  keep  from  motion,  or  stop  the  progress  of  by  the 
  stilling  of  the  wind;  as  the  fleet  was  becalmed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  becalm 
  v  :  make  steady;  "steady  your  hands"  [syn:  {steady},  {calm}] 




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