1. alleviation; abatement; check


  1. To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm.
    to allay popular excitement
    to allay the tumult of the passions
  2. To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate.
    to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity
  3. To subside, abate, become peaceful.
  4. To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.

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