The definition of allay means to make better or decrease something that is unpleasant.(verb)
An example of something that allays pain is morphine.
Allay is defined as to settle or calm someone or something.(verb)
An example of a way to allay fear is to face what you are afraid of.
See allay in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See allay in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb al·layed, al·lay·ing, al·lays
Origin: Middle English aleien
Origin: , from Old English ālecgan, to lay down
Origin: : ā-, intensive pref.
Origin: + lecgan, to lay; see lay 1.
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