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.

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. [R.]

(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." Bacon.

(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.

(Pa*cin"i*an) a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini, an Italian physician of the 19th century.

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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

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