[pas-uh-fahy] /ˈpæs əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), pacified, pacifying.
to bring or restore to a state of or tranquillity; quiet; calm:
to pacify an angry man.
to pacify one’s appetite.
to reduce to a state of submission, especially by military force; subdue.
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to calm the anger or agitation of; mollify
to restore to peace or order, esp by the threat or use of force
late 15c., “appease, allay the anger of (someone),” from Middle French pacifier “make peace,” from Latin pacificare “to make peace; pacify,” from pacificus (see pacific). Of countries or regions, “to bring to a condition of calm,” c.1500, from the start with suggestions of submission and terrorization. Related: Pacified; pacifying.
[peys] /peɪs/ noun 1. a rate of movement, especially in stepping, walking, etc.: to walk at a brisk pace of five miles an hour. 2. a rate of activity, progress, growth, performance, etc.; tempo. 3. any of various standard linear measures, representing the space naturally measured by the movement of the feet in walking: roughly […]
- Pacing catheter
pacing catheter pac·ing catheter (pā’sĭng) n. A cardiac catheter having one or two electrodes at its tip that, when connected to a pulse generator and positioned in the right atrium or ventricle, artificially pace the heart.
Pacini Pa·ci·ni (pə-chē’nē, pä-), Filippo. 1812-1883. Italian anatomist who described the microscopic structure of the lamellated corpuscle.
pacinian pa·cin·i·an (pə-sĭn’ē-ən, -chĭn’-) adj. Relating to or described by Filippo Pacini.