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

 len·i·tive /ˈlɛnətɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 len·i·tive /ˈlɛnətɪv/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Len·i·tive a.  Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or acrimony; assuasive; emollient.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Len·i·tive, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear [syn:
            alleviative, alleviatory, mitigative, mitigatory,
      n : remedy that eases pain and discomfort