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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pacifierpac‧i‧fi‧er /ˈpæsəfaɪə $ -faɪər/ noun [countable]  1 dummy.jpg American EnglishDHB a rubber object that you give a baby to suck so that it does not cry syn dummy British English2 CALMsomething that makes people calm
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pacifierIt had proved quite an exciting substitute for lost love, and a pacifier in that time of grave trouble.Food can be a pacifier to disturbed feelings.The best pacifier appears to be applause, the kind of attention 2-year-olds demand from their parents.Was 1, fed on formula from birth, fruitlessly searching for a suitable pacifier at twenty-three?
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