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Adjective
Relaxing
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
Adjective
Having a gently calming effect
Noun
Process to make softer
Noun
The reestablishment of cordial relations, particularly between two countries
Noun
Culinary technique
Noun
The action or process of appeasing
Noun
The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
Noun
A mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing
Noun
The action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
Noun
A statement or assertion that makes another less absolute
Verb
Present participle for make or become less severe
“Something sharp and dangerous transformed his face, his expression going from that of a parent trying to soften a blow to a dark anger.”
Verb
Present participle for to diminish the physical strength of
“… three weeks of being sick in bed had noticeably softened her.”
Verb
Present participle for to make something soft or softer
Verb
Present participle for to make less harsh
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