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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Calm, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calmed p. pr. & vb. n. Calming.]
 1. To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.
    To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.   --Dryden.
 2. To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.
    Passions which seem somewhat calmed.   --Atterbury.
 Syn: -- To still; quiet; appease; allay; pacify; tranquilize; soothe; compose; assuage; check; restrain.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 calming
      adj 1: causing to become tranquil [syn: lulling, quietening]
      2: freeing from fear and anxiety [syn: assuasive, pacifying,
          soothing]
      n : the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demonds of)
          [syn: appeasement]