from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which alleviates, lightens, or mitigates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, alleviates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That who or which alleviates.

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

  • noun remedy that alleviates pain without curing
  • noun a therapist who makes suffering more endurable


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