alleviation


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al·le·vi·ate

 (ə-lē′vē-āt′)
tr.v. al·le·vi·at·ed, al·le·vi·at·ing, al·le·vi·ates
1. To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable: a drug that alleviates cold symptoms. See Synonyms at relieve.
2. To lessen or reduce: alleviate unemployment.

[Middle English alleviaten, from Late Latin alleviāre, alleviāt-, to lighten : Latin ad-, ad- + levis, light; see legwh- in Indo-European roots.]

al·le′vi·a′tion n.
al·le′vi·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alleviation - the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reducedalleviation - the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
comfort - a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
2.alleviation - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)alleviation - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
spasmolysis - the relaxation or relief of muscle spasms
detente - the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
palliation - easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
liberalisation, liberalization, relaxation - the act of making less strict
decompressing, decompression - relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)

alleviation

noun easing, relief, reduction, dulling, lessening, lightening, quelling, moderation, slackening, quenching, mitigation, diminution, slaking, palliation They focussed on the alleviation of the refugees' misery.

alleviation

noun
Freedom, especially from pain:
Translations
تَخْفيف، تَسْكِين
úlevazmírnění
lettelselindring
enyhítés
léttir, linun
dinmehafifleme

alleviation

[əˌliːvɪˈeɪʃən] Nalivio m, mitigación f

alleviation

[əˌliːviˈeɪʃən] n [pain, suffering] → soulagement m; [symptoms] → atténuation f; [poverty] → réduction f

alleviation

nLinderung f

alleviation

[əliːvɪˈeɪʃn] nalleviamento

alleviate

(əˈliːvieit) verb
to make an improvement by lessening (pain etc). The drugs will alleviate the pain.
alˌleviˈation noun
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I mean, episodes that showed that not all priests were frauds and self-seekers, but that many, even the great majority, of these that were down on the ground among the common people, were sincere and right-hearted, and devoted to the alleviation of human troubles and sufferings.
There was no recovering Miss Taylornor much likelihood of ceasing to pity her; but a few weeks brought some alleviation to Mr.
Marianne had promised to be guided by her mother's opinion, and she submitted to it therefore without opposition, though it proved perfectly different from what she wished and expected, though she felt it to be entirely wrong, formed on mistaken grounds, and that by requiring her longer continuance in London it deprived her of the only possible alleviation of her wretchedness, the personal sympathy of her mother, and doomed her to such society and such scenes as must prevent her ever knowing a moment's rest.
It was kindness for him which induced me to bear it alone: had I expressed the agony I frequently felt, he would have been taught to long for its alleviation as ardently as I.
It will be no alleviation, that these powers will be exercised by a plurality of hands, and not by a single one.
The writer spoke of acute bodily illness--of a mental disorder which oppressed him--and of an earnest desire to see me, as his best, and indeed his only personal friend, with a view of attempting, by the cheerfulness of my society, some alleviation of his malady.
The fame of the captain as a healer of diseases, had accompanied him to this village, and the great chief, O-push-y-e-cut, now entreated him to exert his skill on his daughter, who had been for three days racked with pains, for which the Pierced-nose doctors could devise no alleviation.
These were the circumstances and the hopes which gradually brought their alleviation to Sir Thomas, deadening his sense of what was lost, and in part reconciling him to himself; though the anguish arising from the conviction of his own errors in the education of his daughters was never to be entirely done away.
The heiress of Henry Allegre, who could secure neither obscurity nor any other alleviation to that invidious position, looked as if she would speak to Blunt from a distance; but in a moment the confident eagerness of her face died out as if killed by a sudden thought.
Her presence was at first a strain upon Tess, but afterwards an alleviation.
I don't know," I said, "whether the circumstances of isolation at sea would be any alleviation to the danger.
Or that again which most nearly approaches to the condition of the individual--as in the body, when but a finger of one of us is hurt, the whole frame, drawn towards the soul as a center and forming one kingdom under the ruling power therein, feels the hurt and sympathizes all together with the part affected, and we say that the man has a pain in his finger; and the same expression is used about any other part of the body, which has a sensation of pain at suffering or of pleasure at the alleviation of suffering.