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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smooth  \Smooth\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Smoothed}  (sm[=oo]thd);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Smoothing}.]  [OE.  smothen,  smethen,  AS 
  sm[=e][eth]ian;  cf  LG  sm["o]den.  See  {Smooth},  a.] 
  To  make  smooth;  to  make  even  on  the  surface  by  any  means  as 
  to  smooth  a  board  with  a  plane;  to  smooth  cloth  with  an  iron. 
  a  To  free  from  obstruction;  to  make  easy. 
  Thou,  Abelard!  the  last  sad  office  pay  And  smooth 
  my  passage  to  the  realms  of  day  --Pope. 
  b  To  free  from  harshness;  to  make  flowing. 
  In  their  motions  harmony  divine  So  smooths  her 
  charming  tones  that  God's  own  ear  Listens 
  delighted.  --Milton. 
  c  To  palliate;  to  gloze;  as  to  smooth  over  a  fault. 
  d  To  give  a  smooth  or  calm  appearance  to 
  Each  perturbation  smoothed  with  outward  calm. 
  e  To  ease;  to  regulate.  --Dryden. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  made  smooth  by  ironing  [syn:  {smoothened}] 

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