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verb [transitive]     soothe pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesoothing
past tensesoothed
past participlesoothed
  1. 1
    to make someone more calm and more relaxed when they are feeling nervous, worried, or upset

    She was doing her best to soothe the crying baby.

    The news wasn’t enough to soothe the nerves of the high-street banks.

  2. 2
    to make something less sore or painful

    Use a moisturizer to soothe any dryness.



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