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Dictionary definition for: Compassionate

1. (v) share the suffering of

2. (s) showing merciful compassion; "sparing the child''s mother was a compassionate act"

3. (a) showing or having compassion; "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"

4. (s) showing recognition of unusually distressful circumstances; "compassionate leave" "considered for a compassionate discharge because of domestic difficulties"

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