[kwahy-i-tn] Chiefly British.
verb (used without object)
to become quiet (often followed by down ).
verb (used with object)
to make quiet.

1820–30; quiet1 + -en1

quietener, noun
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quieten (ˈkwaɪətən)
1.  (often foll by down) to make or become calm, silent, etc; pacify or become peaceful
2.  (tr) to allay (fear, doubts, etc)

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Example sentences
It will soon quieten down by entering the main sequence, the adult stage of stellar life.
Horn shavings, boiled in water, are said to quieten the liver and quell fevers.
Her team is trying to find an internationally acceptable gesture to quieten a ringing phone.
The patient will learn how to use easy to apply tools to quieten the mind to sleep soundly.
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