Variant of mollify
- to soothe the temper of; pacify; appease
- to make less intense, severe, or violent
Origin: Middle English molifien, Middle French mollifier from Late Latin mollificare, to soften from Classical Latin mollis, soft (from Indo-European an unverified form mḷdu-, soft from base an unverified form mel-, to crush from source mill) plush facere, to make, do
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