assuages, assuaging, assuaged1) VERB If you assuage an unpleasant feeling that someone has, you make them feel it less strongly. [LITERARY]
[V n] To assuage his wife's grief, he took her on a tour of Europe...
[V n] She was just trying to assuage her guilt by playing the devoted mother.Syn:lessen, soften2) VERB If you assuage a need or desire for something, you satisfy it. [LITERARY]
[V n] The meat they'd managed to procure assuaged their hunger.
English dictionary. 2008.