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7 definitions found
 for Allay
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allay \Al*lay"\, v. t.
     To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside. "When the rage
     allays." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allay \Al*lay"\, n.
     Alleviation; abatement; check. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allay \Al*lay"\, n.
     Alloy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allay \Al*lay"\, v. t.
     To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to
     deteriorate. [Archaic] --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allay \Al*lay"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allayed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Allaying.] [OE. alaien, aleggen, to lay down, put down,
     humble, put an end to, AS. [=a]lecgan; [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-,
     G. er-, orig. meaning out) + lecgan to lay; but confused with
     old forms of allege, alloy, alegge. See Lay.]
     1. To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to
        quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay
        the tumult of the passions.
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     2. To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the
        severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.
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              It would allay the burning quality of that fell
              poison.                               --Shak.
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     Syn: To alleviate; check; repress; assuage; appease; abate;
          subdue; destroy; compose; soothe; calm; quiet. See
          Alleviate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  allay
      v 1: lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my
           conscience"; "still the fears" [syn: still, allay,
           relieve, ease]
      2: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst" [syn:
         quench, slake, allay, assuage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "allay":
     abate, alleviate, anesthetize, appease, assuage, attemper, balm,
     bank the fire, benumb, blunt, calm, chasten, cloy, compose,
     conciliate, constrain, control, cool, cram, cushion, damp, dampen,
     de-emphasize, deaden, deaden the pain, defuse, deliver, diminish,
     disburden, disembarrass, disencumber, downplay, dulcify, dull,
     ease, ease matters, engorge, extenuate, feast, feed, fill, fill up,
     foment, free, give relief, glut, gorge, gratify, jade,
     keep within bounds, lay, lay the dust, lenify, lessen, lighten,
     lull, mitigate, moderate, modulate, mollify, numb, obtund,
     overdose, overfeed, overfill, overgorge, oversaturate, overstuff,
     pacify, pad, pall, palliate, placate, play down, poultice,
     pour balm into, pour balm on, pour oil on, propitiate, quench,
     quiet, quieten, reduce, reduce the temperature, regale, release,
     relieve, restrain, salve, sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, settle,
     slacken, slake, slow down, smooth, smooth down, smooth over,
     smother, sober, sober down, soften, soothe, stifle, still, stuff,
     stupe, subdue, supersaturate, suppress, surfeit, tame, temper,
     tone down, tranquilize, tune down, underplay, weaken
  
  

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