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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Lenitive (0.00866 detik)
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English → English (WordNet) Definition: lenitive lenitive adj : moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear [syn: alleviative, alleviatory, mitigative, mitigatory, palliative] n : remedy that eases pain and discomfort
English → English (gcide) Definition: Lenitive Lenitive \Len"i*tive\ (-t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. l['e]nitif. See Lenient.] Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or acrimony; assuasive; emollient. [1913 Webster] Lenitive \Len"i*tive\, n. [Cf. F. l['e]nitif.] 1. (Med.) (a) A medicine or application that has the quality of easing pain or protecting from the action of irritants. (b) A mild purgative; a laxative. [1913 Webster] 2. That which softens or mitigates; that which tends to allay passion, excitement, or pain; a palliative. [1913 Webster] There is one sweet lenitive at least for evils, which Nature holds out; so I took it kindly at her hands, and fell asleep. --Sterne. [1913 Webster]


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