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  • n. the act of alleviating; relief or mitigation
  • n. the act of reducing pain or anything else unpleasant; easement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or severity; mitigation; relief.
  • n. That which mitigates, or makes more tolerable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of alleviating, The act of removing in part, lessening, mitigating, or making easier to be endured: as, the alleviation of taxes. The act of making less by representation; extenuation: as, “alleviations of faults.” South.
  • n. That which lessens, mitigates, or makes more tolerable: as, the sympathy of a friend is an alleviation of grief.
  • n. Synonyms Mitigation, palliation, relief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
  • n. the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)


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