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com•pas•sion•ate



Pronunciation: (
adj.kum-pash'u-nit;
v.kum-pash'u-nāt"),
[key]
adj., v., -at•ed, -at•ing.


adj.
1. having or showing compassion: a compassionate person; a compassionate letter.
2. granted in an emergency: compassionate military leave granted to attend a funeral.
3. Obs.pitiable.

v.t.
to have compassion for; pity.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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