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soothing

adjective uk   us   /ˈsuː.ðɪŋ/

soothing adjective (LESS ANGRY)

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

soothing adjective (LESS PAINFUL)

making something less painful: a soothing ointment
soothingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of soothing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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