pacifier

[pas-uh-fahy-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that pacifies.
2.
a rubber or plastic device, often shaped into a nipple, for a baby to suck or bite on.

Origin:
1525–35; pacify + -er1

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pacifier (ˈpæsɪˌfaɪə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that pacifies
2.  (US), (Canadian) a baby's dummy or teething ring

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Word Origin & History

pacifier
"one who pacifies or appeases," 1530s; see pacify. The meaning "nipple-shaped device for babies" is first recorded 1904.
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Example sentences
Includes a zoo and a pacifier pit where kids ceremoniously part with their
  sucking equipment.
Lying in her crib with a pacifier close at hand, she gave a couple of gaping
  yawns.
The only safe pacifier is the simple one-piece type, according to a consumer
  group.
Have her suck on a pacifier or a bottle to help her ears to pop.
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