Meaning of lenitive

len•i•tive

Pronunciation: (len'i-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. softening, soothing, or mitigating, as medicines or applications.
  2. mildly laxative.
—n.
  1. a lenitive medicine or application.
  2. a mild laxative.
  3. anything that softens or soothes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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