assouvir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *assōpīre ‘satisfy’, from Latin sōpīre ‘sleep’ (influenced by Old French assevir ‘attain’).

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Verb[edit]

assouvir

  1. (transitive) to satisfy, assuage (hunger, passion etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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