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assuasive

[ uh-swey-siv ]
/ əˈsweɪ sɪv /
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adjective

soothing; alleviative.

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Origin of assuasive

First recorded in 1700–10; as- + (per)suasive

OTHER WORDS FROM assuasive

un·as·sua·sive, adjective

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