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tr.v. be·calmed, be·calm·ing, be·calms
1. To render motionless for lack of wind: "Across the harbor, a small sailing skiff, becalmed near some reeds, caught the breeze again" (Horace Freeland Judson).
2. To make calm or still; soothe.
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(Nautical Terms) (of a sailing boat or ship) motionless through lack of wind
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|Adj.||1.||becalmed - rendered motionless for lack of wind|
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adjective still, stuck, settled, stranded, motionless We found ourselves becalmed off Dungeness for several hours.
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[ship] → encalminé(e)
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