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Definition of lenitive:

  1. A medicine or application that has the quality of easing pain or protecting from the action of irritants.
  2. A mild purgative; a laxative.
  3. Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or acrimony; assuasive; emollient.
  4. That which softens or mitigates; that which tends to allay passion, excitement, or pain; a palliative.

Synonyms:

mitigative, alleviatory, mitigatory, moderating, palliative, alleviative.

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