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soothing

[ soo-thing ]
/ ˈsu ðɪŋ /
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adjective
that soothes: a soothing voice.
tending to assuage pain: a soothing cough syrup.
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Origin of soothing

First recorded in 1590–1600; soothe + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for soothing

soothing
/ (ˈsuːðɪŋ) /

adjective
having a calming, assuaging, or relieving effect

Derived forms of soothing

soothingly, adverbsoothingness, noun
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