Mol·li·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mollified p. pr. & vb. n. Mollifying ]
1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground.
With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts. --Spenser.
2. To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm.