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tr.v. pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing, pal·li·ates
a. To make less severe or intense; mitigate. See Synonyms at relieve.
b. To alleviate the symptoms of (a disease or disorder).
2. To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.

[Middle English palliaten, from Late Latin palliāre, palliāt-, to cloak, palliate, from Latin pallium, cloak.]

pal′li·a′tion n.
pal′li·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palliation - easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
alleviation, easement, easing, relief - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
2.palliation - to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something


Freedom, especially from pain:


n paliación f
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