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solace

[ sol-is ]
/ 藞s蓲l 瑟s /
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noun Also called sol路ace路ment.
comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.
something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief: The minister's visit was the dying man's only solace.
verb (used with object), sol路aced, sol路ac路ing.
to comfort, console, or cheer (a person, oneself, the heart, etc.).
to alleviate or relieve (sorrow, distress, etc.).
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Origin of solace

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English solas, from Old French, from Latin s艒l膩cium, equivalent to s艒l(膩r墨) 鈥渢o comfort鈥 + -膩c- adjective suffix + -ium -ium

OTHER WORDS FROM solace

sol路ac路er, nounun路sol路aced, adjectiveun路sol路ac路ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for solace

solace
/ (藞s蓲l瑟s) /

noun
comfort in misery, disappointment, etc
something that gives comfort or consolation
verb (tr)
to give comfort or cheer to (a person) in time of sorrow, distress, etc
to alleviate (sorrow, misery, etc)

Derived forms of solace

solacer, noun

Word Origin for solace

C13: from Old French solas, from Latin s艒l膩tium comfort, from s艒l膩r墨 to console
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