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Definition of: ALLAY

allay
(n.) Alleviation; abatement; check.
(n.) Alloy.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.
(v. t.) To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.
(v. t.) To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.

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