Lenitive

Definition of Lenitive

Len´i`tive   Pronunciation: ~tĭv
a.1.Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or acrimony; assuasive; emollient.
n.1.(Med.) A medicine or application that has the quality of easing pain or protecting from the action of irritants.
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.

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