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alleviate

 [ah-le´ve-āt]
to cause the lessening or disappearance of a patient's problem.

alleviate

verb A popular, non-medical term meaning to reduce pain or provide comfort. Medical equivalents include: relieve, palliate, ameliorate.

alleviate

(ă-lē′vē-āt″) [L. alleviare, to lighten]
To lessen the effect of.
alleviation (-lē″vē-ā′shŏn)

Alleviate

To make something easier to be endured.
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At the present time, approximately 20,000 units of new condominium housing are being constructed or converted, adding .66 percent to the housing supply, a first step in alleviating the housing shortage.
Star AMMAN (Star)--A ceremony on receiving the Women's Global Charter for Humanity was held on Saturday at the King Hussein Cultural Center.Mayor of the Greater Amman Municipality Nedal Hadid delivered a speech in which he valued efforts being exerted by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdallah in serving humanitarian issues.Hadid highlighted the role of Her Majesty's visits to the various parts of the Kingdom in helping the needy people and alleviating their suffering.
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The second deals with justice, which I will define broadly as increasing peace, creating equality, alleviating suffering and encouraging freedom.
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In an era of intense competition for health-care dollars, psychotherapists often characterize their techniques as scientifically grounded and capable of alleviating specific mental ailments.
Each added component not only has its own unique effect on the flavor of the finished tea, but can also aid in alleviating symptoms of anything from a common cold to a low sex drive; in fact, the ancient Chinese combined herbs to effect cures for all sorts of ailments.
Anderson, an influential American thinker on relief, as noting that aid "provided in conflict settings can feed into and exacerbate the conflicts that cause the suffering it is meant to alleviate." In recent years, relief organizations have attempted to go beyond their traditional mandate of alleviating suffering to the weightier task of preventing it.
"Australia must be prepared to play its part in alleviating this obvious human misery," Archbishop Peter Watson said.
In alleviating poverty, the free market or capitalist system has surpassed all others, including communism in the East and pre-capitalism in the South.
The survey found that 82per cent of doctors believe holidays benefit the whole family, alleviating symptoms such as behavioural disorders, asthma and allergies.