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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Remedy that eases pain and discomfort adj. - Moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear.

Usage examples (29)
  • And in the hospital of the mind, the lenitive and fostering measures have a still larger share in the work of a moral restoration.
  • Had he at the same time given me a tea-spoon, it would not have been so improper; for the poison might have been made up as a lenitive electuary.
  • Antony as to Cæsar; the easy Claudius allowed himself to be governed by Agrippina; easy applied to Claudius is only a lenitive, the proper expression is weak.
  • The young victim of the wisdom of Solomon was boarded with the parish minister, in whose kindness he found a lenitive for the scholastic discipline he underwent. for more
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