As*suage", v. i. To abate or subside. [Archaic] "The waters assuaged." Gen. vii. 1.

The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to assuage.
De Foe.

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 desire.

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.