Pronunciation: (sOO&thslash;), [key]
—v., soothed, sooth•ing.
1. to tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh: soothing someone's anger; to soothe someone with a hot drink.
2. to mitigate, assuage, or allay, as pain, sorrow, or doubt: to soothe sunburned skin.
to exert a soothing influence; bring tranquillity, calm, ease, or comfort.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.