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calming


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calm  \Calm\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Calmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Calming}.]  [Cf.  F.  calmer.  See  {Calm},  n.] 
  1.  To  make  calm;  to  render  still  or  quiet,  as  elements;  as 
  to  calm  the  winds. 
 
  To  calm  the  tempest  raised  by  Eolus.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  deliver  from  agitation  or  excitement;  to  still  or 
  soothe,  as  the  mind  or  passions. 
 
  Passions  which  seem  somewhat  calmed.  --Atterbury. 
 
  Syn:  To  still  quiet;  appease;  allay;  pacify;  tranquilize; 
  soothe;  compose;  assuage;  check;  restrain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calming 
  adj  1:  causing  to  become  tranquil  [syn:  {lulling},  {quietening}] 
  2:  freeing  from  fear  and  anxiety  [syn:  {assuasive},  {pacifying}, 
  {soothing}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  appeasing  [syn:  {appeasement}] 




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