verb (used with object), as·suaged, as·suag·ing.
Origin of assuage
Examples from the Web for assuagement
Tom was not one who, in a hot moment, for the assuagement of his wrath, would bang down his fist and consign himself to a purpose.The Walking Delegate|Leroy Scott
The night was passed in great anguish, and the morrow's light brought no assuagement of her pain.
Chaucer does not endeavour to console him; he knows the only assuagement for such sorrows, and leads him on to speak of the dead.A Literary History of the English People|Jean Jules Jusserand
They witnessed the fever raging in his blood—the fever that clamored for assuagement from her.Heart of the Blue Ridge|Waldron Baily
Violently will my breast then heave; violently will it blow its storm over the mountains: thus cometh its assuagement.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
Word Origin for assuage
c.1300, from Anglo-French assuager, Old French assoagier "soften, moderate, alleviate, calm, soothe, pacify," from Vulgar Latin *adsuaviare, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + suavis "sweet, agreeable" (see sweet). For sound development in French, cf. deluge from Latin diluvium, abridge from abbreviare. Related: Assuaged; assuaging.