adj. /keuhm pash"euh nit/; v. /keuhm pash"euh nayt'/, adj., v., compassionated, compassionating.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.4. to have compassion for; pity.[1580-90; COMPASSION + -ATE1]Syn. 1. pitying, sympathizing, sympathetic, tender.
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