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Meaning of allay

al•lay

Pronunciation: (u-lā'), [key]
— -layed, -lay•ing.
  1. to put (fear, doubt, suspicion, anger, etc.) to rest; calm; quiet.
  2. to lessen or relieve; mitigate; alleviate: to allay pain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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