(bē käm′, bi-)
- to make quiet or still; calm
- to make (a sailing vessel) motionless from lack of wind: usually in passive voice
See becalm in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb be·calmed
- To render motionless for lack of wind: “Across the harbor, a small sailing skiff, becalmed near some reeds, caught the breeze again” (Horace Freeland Judson).
- To make calm or still; soothe.
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