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Lenitive

noun
1.
Remedy that eases pain and discomfort.






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"Lenitive" Quotes from Famous Books



... of amontillado, and suddenly, beside this pale, dry wine, the lenitive, sweetish stories of the English author were routed, to be replaced by the pitiless revulsives and the grievous irritants of Edgar Allen Poe; the cold nightmares of The Cask of Amontillado, of the man immured in a vault, assailed him; the ...
— Against The Grain • Joris-Karl Huysmans

... times when, after reading certain books, his disgust for everyday life was accentuated, he longed for lenitive hours in a cloister, where the monotonous chant of prayers in an incense-laden atmosphere would bring on a somnolence, a dreamy rapture of mystical ideas. But only a simple soul, on which life's wear and tear had left no mark, was capable of savouring the delights of ...
— La-bas • J. K. Huysmans

... called doctors by the English: one of these feigned inspiration, and brandished his club. The sick were often deserted: their tribes could neither convey them, nor wait for their recovery. Food and a lenitive were left within their reach, and when able they followed their kinsmen; the alternative is the terrible risk of a wandering life. This custom was modified by circumstances, and sometimes by the ...
— The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) • John West



Words linked to "Lenitive" :   mitigative, mitigatory, moderating, remedy, palliative, cure, alleviatory, alleviative, therapeutic, curative



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