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And in the hospital of the mind, the lenitive and fostering measures have a still larger share in the work of a moral restoration.

Not in a state of lenitive pain, sanative, and in some degree encouraging, but in a condition of incipient mortification.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Medieval Latin lenitivus, from Latin lenitus, past participle of lenire "to soften" (see lenient). As a noun, from early 15c.

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