assuaging

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

assuaging

  1. present participle of assuage

Noun[edit]

assuaging ‎(plural assuagings)

  1. The act of one who assuages.
    • 1822, Richard Henry Dana, ‎William Cullen Bryant, The Idle Man (volume 1, issues 1-4, page 3)
      In our sorrow at the loss of friends, if we shun direct and proffered consolations, we love the assuagings which another's pity administers to us in the gentle tones, mild manners, kind looks, and nameless little notices []