Be*calm" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Becalmed (); p. pr. & vb. n. Becalming.]

1.

To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease.

Soft whispering airs . . . becalm the mind. Philips.

2.

To keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed.

 

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