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TOEIC vocabulary: allay

Definition of allay (verb) - to relieve; to calm; to alleviate pain

Allayed; Allayed; Allaying

Example sentences with this word:
  • Parliamentary intervention was necessary, partly to allay friction between the established church and Nonconformists, and partly to ensure that cemetery space was allotted at minimum cost to the poor.

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