- lenni lenape,
Origin of lenitive
Examples from the Web for lenitive
And in the hospital of the mind, the lenitive and fostering measures have a still larger share in the work of a moral restoration.
Not in a state of lenitive pain, sanative, and in some degree encouraging, but in a condition of incipient mortification.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
Word Origin for lenitive
early 15c., from Medieval Latin lenitivus, from Latin lenitus, past participle of lenire "to soften" (see lenient). As a noun, from early 15c.