(Latin: soft)

Large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples.
Relieving, palliative (alleviating pain), healing, assuasive (soothing, calming).
1. An agent that assuages or mollifies.
2. Trying to avoid anger and argument by using a calming manner.
3. Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying.
4. An agent that softens or soothes the skin.
5. Softening or soothing, especially to the skin.
The act of softening or relaxing; relaxation.
Holcus molli, Creeping Soft Grass, Creeping Velvet Grass
European perennial grass with soft velvety foliage.
Softening or tending to soften.
1. A state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered.
2. The act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined.
3. To soften in feeling or temper, as a person; to pacify; to appease.
2. To mitigate or to reduce; to soften: "The supervisor tried to mollify the demands of his employees by offering them a raise."
1. Someone, or something, that softens the feeling or temper; such as, a person or people.
2. Anyone, or anything, that mitigates, softens, or reduces by pacification or appeasement.
mollify (verb), mollifies; mollified; mollifying
1. To calm in temper or feeling; to soothe and to pacify: Flowers did not mollify Jim's girlfriend who was still angry that he didn't remember her birthday the day before.
2. To reduce the rigidity of; to soften a situation or condition: The governor of the state tried to mollify his critics with apologies.
3. To cause to be more favorably inclined; to gain the good will of: The landlord fixed the heater, but the tenants still were not mollified.
4. Etymology: from Latin mollis, "soft" + , "to make"; literally, "to make soft" and so, "to make less angry or violent".
To appease and to calm someone.
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To soften in feeling or temper.
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Having soft hairs; downy.
Softness; abnormal softening.
Any of various skin diseases in which soft spherical tumors form on the face or other part of the body.
mollusk, mollusc
An invertebrate with a soft unsegmented body, usually protected by a shell in one, two, or three pieces; for example, the snails and the octopus. Most mollusks live in or near water.
palatum molle
Soft palate.