len·i·tive /ˈlɛnətɪv/ 形容詞
Len·i·tive a. Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or acrimony; assuasive; emollient.
1. Med. (a) A medicine or application that has the quality of easing pain or protecting from the action of irritants. (b) A mild purgative; a laxative.
2. That which softens or mitigates; that which tends to allay passion, excitement, or pain; a palliative.
There is one sweet lenitive at least for evils, which Nature holds out; so I took it kindly at her hands, and fell asleep. --Sterne.
adj : moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear [syn:
alleviative, alleviatory, mitigative, mitigatory,
n : remedy that eases pain and discomfort