alleviate(redirected from alleviative)
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to cause the lessening or disappearance of a patient's problem.
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alleviateverb A popular, non-medical term meaning to reduce pain or provide comfort. Medical equivalents include: relieve, palliate, ameliorate.
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alleviate(ă-lē′vē-āt″) [L. alleviare, to lighten]
To lessen the effect of.alleviation (-lē″vē-ā′shŏn)
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To make something easier to be endured.
Mentioned in: Kinesiology, Applied
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