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pal·li·a·tive

 (păl′ē-ā′tĭv, -ē-ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Tending or serving to palliate.
2. Alleviating the symptoms of a disease or disorder, especially one that is terminal, when a cure is not available.
n.
One that palliates, especially a palliative drug or medicine.

pal′li·a′tive·ly adv.

palliative

(ˈpælɪətɪv) or

palliatory

adj
serving to palliate; relieving without curing
n
something that palliates, such as a sedative drug or agent
ˈpalliatively adv

pal•li•a•tive

(ˈpæl iˌeɪ tɪv, -i ə tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to palliate: a palliative medicine.
n.
2. something that palliates.
[1535–45; < Middle French palliatif]
pal′li•a`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palliative - remedy that alleviates pain without curingpalliative - remedy that alleviates pain without curing
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
Adj.1.palliative - moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bearpalliative - moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
moderating - lessening in intensity or strength

palliative

noun
1. drug, painkiller, sedative, tranquillizer, anodyne, analgesic, demulcent, calmative, lenitive Insulin merely acts as a palliative.
2. temporary measure, stopgap, temporary expedient The loan was a palliative, not a cure, for their financial troubles.
adjective
1. soothing, calming, mollifying, anodyne, demulcent, calmative, lenitive, mitigatory the importance of palliative care in hospitals
Translations
paliativní
palliativPalliativum

palliative

[ˈpælɪətɪv]
A. ADJpaliativo, lenitivo
B. Npaliativo m, lenitivo m

palliative

[ˈpæliətɪv] n
(= drug, treatment) → palliatif m
(to problem)palliatif m
a palliative to sth → un palliatif à qch

palliative

(form)
adj drug, remedy, effectlindernd; explanationbeschönigend
nLinderungsmittel nt, → Palliativ(um) nt

palliative

[ˈpælɪətɪv] npalliativo

pal·li·a·tive

a. paliativo-a, lenitivo-a, que alivia.

palliative

adj paliativo
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Our patient had a disease free survival of 12 months post surgery despite a positive lymph node, but she later developed recurrence with distant subcutaneous metastases and an endobronchial mass, which was treated palliatively.
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