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suage (third-person singular simple present suages, present participle suaging, simple past and past participle suaged)

  1. (obsolete) To assuage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book I, lines 549 to 559.
      [] Anon they move / In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mode / Of flutes and soft recorders — such as raised / To height of noblest temper heroes old / Arming to battle, and instead of rage / Deliberate valour breathed, firm, and unmoved / With dread of death to fligh or foul retreat; / Nor wanting power to mitigate and suage / With solemn touches troubled thoughts, and chase / Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain / From mortal or immortal minds. []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for suage in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French soue + -age, from Vulgar Latin, Late Latin soca.


suage m (plural suages)

  1. hem, border of a plate or cup

Etymology 2[edit]

From suer +‎ -age


suage m (plural suages)

  1. humidity sweating from something
    S'il fait chaud et que tout soit fermé: on dit, il y a du suage, c'est le suage du bois.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old French sieu +‎ -age, see suif


suage m (plural suages)

  1. Application of suet or tallow



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