(Intransitive) To become moist or moister.
(Obs.) To melt
To merge with a liquid; pass or make pass into solution
To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
To become less; decrease:
To make, or make seem, smaller; reduce in size, degree, importance, etc.; lessen
To become soft
Thaw is defined as to rise in temperature above the freezing point, or to become unfrozen.
To serve as a moderator
To be modified
To satisfy, relieve, or assuage:
To strengthen or toughen a material, especially metal, by heat treatment.
(Gram.) To limit or modify the meaning of (a word or group of words)
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
To deprive of strength; make feeble.
The process by which jurors determine the outcome of a case.
(Intransitive, of cats) To make an alternating pressing motion with the two front paws.
To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
(Intransitive) To become calm.
To lessen or seem to lessen the seriousness of (an offense, guilt, etc.) by giving excuses or serving as an excuse
To soften and break down into component parts by soaking in liquid for some time
Mash is defined as to crush, grind or smash into a soft thick mixture.
To make alterations to (land) to make it less polluted or more hospitable to wildlife.
To regulate or adjust to a certain degree:
To make peaceful or calm; appease; tranquilize
To bring (land) under cultivation:
Yield is defined as to produce or give something to another.
To make or become less tense, taut, or firm; loosen:
To subdue the intensity of (a color)
To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state:
Assuage is defined as to make better or lessen.
To make less severe or intense:
Placate is defined as to soothe someone who is angry or upset by making concessions.
To gain or regain the goodwill or favor of; appease:
Soothe is defined as to calm or relieve.
(--- Now Rare) To alleviate; ease
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
(Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
To check or reduce (energy or action)
To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate.
To cut up or chop up (meat, etc.) into very small pieces; hash
To hide or suppress, as if under a cushion
(Chem.) To add a buffer to (a solution)
To become solid, rigid, callous, etc.
To make or become sharp or sharper
To become soft
To offer in good faith; pledge:
To moderate or relax; to diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of; to soften.
To make or become solid, strong, or united
To prevent or restrict the exchange, withdrawal, liquidation, or granting of by governmental action:
To cause to give a higher tone or sound; to give a higher tone to; to make more intense; to heighten; to strengthen.
(Rare) To make tender or soft
To touch or handle nervously or persistently:
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
The definition of irritate is to aggravate or annoy, or to cause itchiness, inflammation or discomfort in or on the body.
(Mil.) To stand in formation at (reveille, retreat, etc.)
In a strong manner; greatly, severely, vigorously, etc.
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