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assuage
used in Catch-22

3 uses
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Definition
to soothe (make something less unpleasant or frightening)
  • Hasn't it ever occurred to you that in your promiscuous pursuit of women you are merely trying to assuage your subconscious fears of sexual impotence?
    Chapter 27 — Nurse Duckett (44% in)
  • Colonel Cathcart was helpless to assess exactly how much ground he had gained or lost with his goddam skeet-shooting range and wished that Colonel Korn were in his office right then to evaluate the entire episode for him still one more time and assuage his fears.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (82% in)
  • To assuage my fears of sexual impotence.
    Chapter 27 — Nurse Duckett (44% in)

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