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English definition of “soothing”


adjective uk   /ˈsuː.ðɪŋ/ us  

soothing adjective (LESS ANGRY)

C2 making you feel calm: I put on some nice soothing music. Her words had a soothing effect.Peaceful and tranquil

soothing adjective (LESS PAINFUL)

making something less painful: a soothing ointmentDescribing medical treatment generally
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Peaceful and tranquil
(Definition of soothing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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