sooth + -er
- One who, or that which, soothes.
- (Canada, Ireland) A plastic device that goes into a baby’s mouth, used to calm and quiet the baby.
(third-person singular simple present soothers, present participle soothering, simple past and past participle soothered)
- To soothe.
soothe + -er
Variant of soothe
transitive verbsoothed, soothing
- to make calm or composed, as by gentle treatment, flattery, etc.; appease; mollify
- to allay or relieve (pain, an ache, etc.); assuage
Origin of sootheMiddle English sothen ; from Old English sothian, to bear witness to, prove true ; from soth: see sooth
to have a soothing effect