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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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Similar drought stress alleviative effects of salicylic acid and ascorbic acid on germination percentage germination rate radical and plumule length and fresh biomass of seedling (radical and plumule) has also been reported by (Smironoff 1996).
Wolf's sense that writing would provide some redemptive or at least alleviative benefit is thus complicated by her own perceived complicity in Nazism.
To alleviative this doubt he had tried to persuade Joyti that moving to Canada would benefit their two young sons.
Of late, several alleviative prescriptions have been offered, targeting specific parts of the methodology domain such as measurement equivalence and data analysis (Mullen, 1995; Singh, 1995).