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assuasive

[uh-swey-siv]
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adjective
  1. soothing; alleviative.

Origin of assuasive

First recorded in 1700–10; as- + (per)suasive
Related formsun·as·sua·sive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for assuasive

adj.

1708, probably from assume on model of persuasive, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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