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- n. That who or which alleviates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, alleviates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which alleviates, lightens, or mitigates.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. remedy that alleviates pain without curing
- n. a therapist who makes suffering more endurable
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Pfizer originally made it as a chest pain alleviator.
Some of us are just struggling to get by and occasionally reach for a certain illegal natural organic glaucoma alleviator to simply relax or blur the edges of our non-luxury, horizontally mobile existences.
Not only is it a science fiction author's ultimate idea repository and writer's-block alleviator, but the folks at DARPA obviously have a sense of humor about their overtly Matrix-like, world-dominating aspirations.
But the striking thing about the charismatic leader is the extent to which his followers regard him as a healer of wounds, an alleviator of pain.
Dr. Ford also recommends during the invasion or period of chills external friction of mustard or of fresh red pepper either in tincture or in powder, a good alleviator always procurable; and the internal use of pepper-tea, to bring on the stages of reaction and resolution.
Months passed before the captain's equanimity became restored; but time, the alleviator of sorrow and best soother of a turbulent spirit, brought a favourable change.
I can safely recommend the Cluthe Truss as the only safe alleviator of the terrible sufferings of those unfortunate sufferers from rupture.
No, no, not even the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that great alleviator of all the sorrows of the heart, is allowed an entrance there.
Salutations to thee that art of the grace of those deities who are worshipped in sacrifices, to thee that art the Atharvans, to thee that art the alleviator of all kinds of disease and pain, to thee that art the dispeller of every sorrow.
It is imprudent to predict a permanent place for even the best of Alice Carey's gentle songs; but Phoebe's utterance may very possibly be quoted, from her unpretending station as adviser and alleviator of every-day life, after her name shall be forgotten and her religion shall have become impersonal.