(Pach`y*men`in*gi"tis) n. [Pachy- + meningitis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the dura
mater or outer membrane of the brain.
(Pa*chym"e*ter) n. [Pachy- + -meter.] Same as Pachometer.
(Pach"y*ote) n. [Pachy- + Gr. ear.] (Zoöl.) One of a family of bats, including those which
have thick external ears.
(Pac"i*fi`a*ble) a. Capable of being pacified or appeased; placable.
Pacific Ocean, the ocean between America and Asia, so called by Magellan, its first European navigator,
on account of the exemption from violent tempests which he enjoyed while sailing over it; called also,
simply, the Pacific, and, formerly, the South sea.
(Pa*cif"ic) a. [L. pacificus: cf. F. pacifique. See Pacify.] Of or pertaining to peace; suited to
make or restore peace; of a peaceful character; not warlike; not quarrelsome; conciliatory; as, pacific words
or acts; a pacific nature or condition.
Syn. Peacemaking; appeasing; conciliatory; tranquil; calm; quiet; peaceful; reconciling; mild; gentle.
(Pa*cif"ic*a*ble) a. Placable. [R.] Bp. Hall.
(Pa*cif"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to peace; pacific. [R.] Sir H. Wotton. Pa*cif"ic*al*ly, adv.
(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."
(Pa*cif"i*ca`tor) n. [L.] One who, or that which, pacifies; a peacemaker. Bacon.
(Pa*cif"i*ca*to*ry) a. [L. pacificatorius.] Tending to make peace; conciliatory. Barrow.
(Pac"i*fi`er) n. One who pacifies.
(Pac"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pacified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pacifying ] [F. pacifier, L. pacificare;
pax, pacis, peace + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Peace, and -fy.] To make to be at peace; to appease; to
calm; to still; to quiet; to allay the agitation, excitement, or resentment of; to tranquillize; as, to pacify a man
when angry; to pacify pride, appetite, or importunity. "Pray ye, pacify yourself." Shak.
To pacify and settle those countries.Bacon.
Pacinian corpuscles, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves
in the integument and other parts of the body. They are supposed to be tactile organs.
(Pa*cin"i*an) a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini, an Italian physician
of the 19th century.
(Pack) n. [Cf. Pact.] A pact. [Obs.] Daniel.
(Pack), n. [Akin to D. pak, G. pack, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakki, Gael. & Ir. pac,
Arm. pak. Cf. Packet.]
1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load
for an animal; a bale, as of goods. Piers Plowman.
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