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be•calm



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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. Archaic.to calm; pacify.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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