Allay

Definition of Allay

Al`lay´
v. t.1.To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions.
[imp. & p. p. Allayed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Allaying.]
2.To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.
It would allay the burning quality of that fell poison.
- Shak.
1.To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.
n.1.Alleviation; abatement; check.
1.Alloy.
v. t.1.To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.

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