As*suage", v. i. To abate or
subside. [Archaic] "The waters assuaged." Gen. vii.
The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to
As*suage" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Assuaged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Assuaging (?).] [OE. asuagen, aswagen, OF.
asoagier, asuagier, fr. assouagier, fr. L. ad +
suavis sweet. See Sweet.] To soften, in a figurative
sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to
appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or
Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage.
To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man
The fount at which the panting mind assuages
Her thirst of knowledge.
Syn. -- To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm;
tranquilize; relieve. See Alleviate.