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Verb: allay  a'ley or u'ley
  1. Lessen the intensity of or calm
    "allay the fears";
    - still, relieve, ease
     
  2. Satisfy (thirst)
    "The cold water allayed his thirst";
    - quench, slake, assuage

Derived forms: allayed, allays, allaying

Type of: comfort, console, fill, fulfil [Brit, Cdn], fulfill [N. Amer], meet, satisfy, solace, soothe

Encyclopedia: Allay