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Meaning of becalm

be•calm

Pronunciation: (bi-käm'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to deprive (a sailing vessel) of the wind necessary to move it; subject to a calm: The schooner was becalmed in the horse latitudes for two weeks.
  2. to calm; pacify.
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