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Adjective: soothing  soo-dhing
  1. Affording physical relief
    "a soothing ointment for her sunburn"
  2. Freeing from fear and anxiety
    - assuasive
Verb: soothe  soodh
  1. Give moral or emotional strength to
    - comfort, console, solace
  2. Cause to feel better
    "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"

See also: comfortable, comfy, reassuring

Type of: alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve

Antonym: irritate

Encyclopedia: Soothe