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tr.v. as·suaged, as·suag·ing, as·suag·es
1. To make (something burdensome or painful) less intense or severe: assuage her grief. See Synonyms at relieve.
2. To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
3. To appease or calm: assuaged his critics.

[Middle English asswagen, from Old French assuagier, from Vulgar Latin *assuāviāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin suāvis, sweet, delightful; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

as·suage′ment n.
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Noun1.assuagement - the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reducedassuagement - the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
comfort - a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
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Freedom, especially from pain:
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Violently will my breast then heave; violently will it blow its storm over the mountains: thus cometh its assuagement.
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The singular focus of Salim's remaining years, one suspects, will be his reflection on human vulnerability and the means of its assuagement. Paradoxically, this recognition of human frailty affords strength or, as Salim conceives it, the "way out." Ancient wisdom understood this paradox perfectly, but initially Salim does not.
"For, in fact, the hospital was my salvation, and it is something of a paradox that in this austere place with its locked and wired doors and desolate green hallways-ambulances screeching night and day ten floors below-I found the repose, the assuagement of the tempest in my brain, that I was unable to find in my quiet farmhouse.
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To his vanished friend, Leve writes, "Wavering made you suffer more than deciding did." The act of saying good-bye to oneself, the knowledge that the struggle to resist the enticement of nonexistence is done, may invoke an oddly pleasant assuagement of self-hatred.
Poetry is never a pure space for Cole; it never succeeds in sealing the poet off from the feelings that besiege him, but it nevertheless does hold out the hope of assuagement. Repeatedly the writing of poems is described as a palliative, if not a remedy, for loneliness: "but writing this now, / sometimes in a rush, sometimes after drifting thought, / I feel happiness, I feel I am not alone" ("Solitude: The Tower").