alleviative


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al·le·vi·a·tive

 (ə-lē′vē-ā′tĭv) also al·le·vi·a·to·ry (-ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
Reducing pain or severity; palliative: alleviative treatment for an incurable disease.

alleviative

any substance that alleviates a condition of disease or illness.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alleviative - moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bearalleviative - moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
moderating - lessening in intensity or strength
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Therefore, some neural plasticity induced by chronic treatment under stressful conditions may be involved in the alleviative effects of yokukansan found in the present study.
The grant bought the staff at Abram's Hall the equipment necessary to establish a culinary skill development to help wounded warriors learn how to prepare nutritious food as well as work to alleviative the fear that is often associated with eating at a restaurant after suffering a physical injury.
In this case, in which "periods of internal panic and external demand for bullion commonly occur together," the LLR must "treat two opposite maladies at once--one requiring stringent remedies, and especially a rapid rise in the rate of interest, and the other, an alleviative treatment with large and ready loans.