Origin of lenitive
Related Words for lenitivetepid, delicate, peaceful, sunny, balmy, breezy, benign, warm, weak, calm, smooth, bland, mellow, moderate, soft, cool, soothing, mesmerizing, balm, ointment
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Historical Examples of 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.