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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·lay /æˈle, ə-/
 (vt.)使鎮靜,使緩和

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·lay v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allayed p. pr. & vb. n. Allaying.]
 1. To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions.
 2. To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.
    It would allay the burning quality of that fell poison.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To alleviate; check; repress; assuage; appease; abate; subdue; destroy; compose; soothe; calm; quiet. See Alleviate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·lay v. t. To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside. “When the rage allays.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·lay, n. Alleviation; abatement; check. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·lay, n. Alloy. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·lay, v. t. To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate. [Archaic]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 allay
      v 1: lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my
           conscience"; "still the fears" [syn: still, relieve,
            ease]
      2: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst" [syn:
          quench, slake, assuage]