from The Century Dictionary.
- Fitted to alleviate; having the quality of alleviating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Alleviative.
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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
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Indeed, Skorton continues his piece by depicting the "underrepresentation" of women in Cornell's science departments and by presenting the alleviatory programs.