mollification
I noun abatement, allayment, alleviation, amelioration, appeasement, assuagement, calmness, check, conciliation, curb, deadening, decrease, diminishment, diminution, dulcification, easement, easing, lessening, lightening, lull, mediation, melioration, mitigation, pacification, palliation, placation, propitiation, reconciliation, reduction, relaxation, relief, slackening, softening, softness, soothing, tranquilization II index reconciliation

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  • Mollification — Mol li*fi*ca tion, n. [LL. mollificatio; cf. F. mollification.] The act of mollifying, or the state of being mollified; a softening. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mollification — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. mollificacion (Mod.Fr. mollification), from M.L. mollificationem (nom. mollificatio), noun of action from pp. stem of mollificare (see MOLLIFY (Cf. mollify)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mollification — [mɔlifikɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. XVIe; de mollifier. ❖ ♦ Vx, rare. Action de mollifier. ⇒ Amollissement, ramollissement. ❖ CONTR. Durcissement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mollification — Mollification, Maceratio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • mollification — (mol li fi ka sion) s. f. Action de mollifier. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Paralysie ou resolution est une relaxation ou mollification des nerfs, avec...., PARÉ VII, 12. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Mollifier ; provenç. mollificacio ; esp. mollificacion ; ital.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • mollification — mollify ► VERB (mollifies, mollified) 1) appease the anger or anxiety of. 2) reduce the severity of. DERIVATIVES mollification noun. ORIGIN from Latin mollis soft …   English terms dictionary

  • mollification — noun 1. a state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered • Derivationally related forms: ↑mollify • Hypernyms: ↑peaceableness, ↑peacefulness 2. the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined a wonderful skill in …   Useful english dictionary

  • mollification — noun see mollify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mollification — See mollifiable. * * * …   Universalium

  • mollification — noun The act of mollifying …   Wiktionary

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