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Dictionary definition for: Calm

1. (n) steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

2. (v) make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

3. (s) not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice" "remained calm throughout the uproar"

4. (v) make steady; "steady yourself"

5. (s) characterized by absence of emotional agitation; "calm acceptance of the inevitable" "remained serene in the midst of turbulence" "a serene expression on her face" "she became more tranquil" "tranquil life in the country"

6. (v) become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off." "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

7. (a) (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"

8. (v) cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"

9. (s) marked by freedom from agitation or excitement; "the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed"

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