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alleviation

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Noun
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CIDE DICTIONARY

alleviationn. [LL. alleviatio.].
  •  The act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or severity; mitigation; relief.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which mitigates, or makes more tolerable.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have not wanted such alleviations of life as friendship could supply."  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

alleviation

abatement, abridgment, allayment, analgesia, anesthesia, anesthetizing, appeasement, assuagement, attenuation, blunting, calming, contraction, dampening, damping, deadening, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, deflation, demulsion, depreciation, depression, diminishment, diminution, disburdening, disencumberment, dulcification, dulling, dying, dying off, ease, easement, easing, extenuation, fade-out, falling-off, hushing, languishment, leniency, lessening, letdown, letup, lightening, loosening, lowering, lulling, miniaturization, mitigation, modulation, mollification, numbing, pacification, palliation, quietening, quieting, reduction, relaxation, relief, remedy, remission, sagging, salving, scaling down, simplicity, slackening, softening, soothing, subduement, subtraction, tempering, tranquilization, unballasting, unburdening, unfreighting, unlading, unloading, unsaddling, untaxing, weakening

ROGET THESAURUS

alleviation

Relief

N relief, deliverance, refreshment, easement, softening, alleviation, mitigation, palliation, soothing, lullaby, solace, consolation, comfort, encouragement, lenitive, restorative, cushion, crumb of comfort, balm in Gilead, relieving, consolatory, soothing, assuaging, assuasive, balmy, balsamic, lenitive, palliative, anodyne, curative, here comes a man of comfort.


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