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Pronunciation:  `pasifi'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
  2. [n]  the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined; "a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants"; "his unsuccessful mollification of the mob"
  3. [n]  a treaty to cease hostilities; "peace came on November 11th"

PACIFICATION is a 12 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: counterinsurgency, mollification, peace, peace treaty
 See Also: accord, appeasement, battle, calming, conflict, pact, Peace of Westphalia, struggle, treaty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa*cif`i*ca"tion\, n. [L. pacificatio: cf. F.
pacification. See {Pacify}.]
The act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between
parties at variance; reconciliation. ``An embassy of
pacification.'' --Bacon.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abatement, allayment, alleviation, armistice, assuagement, blunting, breathing spell, buffer zone, calming, cease-fire, cooling-off period, damping, deadening, demilitarized zone, demulsion, diminution, dulcification, dulling, easing, falling-off, hollow truce, hushing, leniency, lessening, letdown, letup, lightening, loosening, lulling, mitigation, modulation, modus vivendi, mollification, neutral territory, palliation, Pax Dei, pax in bello, Pax Romana, peace, Peace of God, quietening, quieting, reduction, relaxation, remission, slackening, softening, soothing, stand-down, subduement, suspension of hostilities, tempering, temporary arrangement, tranquilization, treaty of peace, truce