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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.
Mentioned in: Kinesiology, Applied
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Her presence was at first a strain upon Tess, but afterwards an alleviation.
Or that again which most nearly approaches to the condition of the individual--as in the body, when but a finger of one of us is hurt, the whole frame, drawn towards the soul as a center and forming one kingdom under the ruling power therein, feels the hurt and sympathizes all together with the part affected, and we say that the man has a pain in his finger; and the same expression is used about any other part of the body, which has a sensation of pain at suffering or of pleasure at the alleviation of suffering.
When she had gone they were conscious of an alleviation, and of the great beauty of the evening.
It was kindness for him which induced me to bear it alone: had I expressed the agony I frequently felt, he would have been taught to long for its alleviation as ardently as I.