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.