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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·suage v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assuaged; p. pr. & vb. n. Assuaging ]  To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire.
    Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage.   --Addison.
    To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man   --Burke.
 The fount at which the panting mind assuages
 Her thirst of knowledge.   --Byron.
 Syn: -- To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm; tranquilize; relieve. See Alleviate.