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Noun
Process to make softer
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The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
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The reestablishment of cordial relations, particularly between two countries
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Culinary technique
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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
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A statement or assertion that makes another less absolute
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Adjective
Having the quality of softening or soothing the skin
Adjective
Civilizing
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Softening
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Decreasing
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That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
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Causing a loss of force, vitality, or enthusiasm
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Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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Verb
Present participle for make or become less severe
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“Something sharp and dangerous transformed his face, his expression going from that of a parent trying to soften a blow to a dark anger.”
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Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
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Present participle for to make something soft or softer
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Present participle for to make less harsh
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Present participle for make or become weaker in power, resolve, or physical strength
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Present participle for to soften or be softened by soaking
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Present participle for to make or become liquefied by heat
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Present participle for to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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Present participle for to crush into a soft, wet, shapeless, and pulpy mass
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Present participle for to make human or humane
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Present participle for to become mature, old or ripe
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Present participle for to become (more) pale or white in color or complexion
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Present participle for make or become mellow
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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 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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