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Noun
Process to make softer
Noun
The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
Noun
The reestablishment of cordial relations, particularly between two countries
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A drenching or dunking
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The action or process of appeasing
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A mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing
Adjective
Having the quality of softening or soothing the skin
Adjective
Civilizing
Adjective
Softening
Adjective
Decreasing
Adjective
That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
Adjective
Causing a loss of force, vitality, or enthusiasm
Adjective
Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
Verb
Present participle for to make or become physically soft or softer
“Braising and stewing dissolve the connective tissues and soften the meat by prolonged heating.”
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Present participle for to make or become less harsh or severe
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“He hadn't even bothered to attempt to soften his words. His lack of consideration for her feelings left Lexie cold.”
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Present participle for to subside or become less intense
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“I knew that if I could get back on the yoga mat and move, some of the pain would soften, and my mood would lift.”
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Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
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“This diplomatic illness would soften her heart and, each time, she would pay.”
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Present participle for to represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance
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Present participle for to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
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Present participle for to soften or be softened, especially by soaking
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Present participle for to make or become liquefied by heat
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Present participle for make or become more tender or loving
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Present participle for to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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Present participle for to make human or humane
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Present participle for to become (more) pale or white in color or complexion
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Present participle for to partially or completely cook in advance
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Present participle for to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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Present participle for to yield or lose one's resolve
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Present participle for to diminish to nothing
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Present participle for to persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, especially by flattery or promises
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Present participle for to lie half-hidden or in shelter
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Present participle for to change (something) so as to make it suitable for a particular use or situation
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Present participle for lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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Present participle for to punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
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Present participle for to sadden or be saddened by
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