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[ahy-ren-ik, ahy-ree-nik] /aɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk/

tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
/aɪˈriːnɪk; -ˈrɛn-/
tending to conciliate or promote peace

1864; see eirenic.


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