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pacifier

[pas-uh-fahy-er] /ˈpæs əˌfaɪ ər/
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 of pacifier
1525-1535
1525-35; pacify + -er1
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pacifier

/ˈpæsɪˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that pacifies
2.
(US & Canadian) a baby's dummy or teething ring
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Word Origin and History for pacifier
n.

"one who pacifies or appeases," 1530s, agent noun from pacify. The meaning "nipple-shaped device for babies" is first recorded 1904.

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