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palliate

 [pal´e-āt]
to relieve symptoms.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pal·li·ate

(pal'ē-āt),
To reduce the severity of; to relieve slightly.
Synonym(s): mitigate
[L. palliatus (adj.), dressed in a pallium, cloaked]
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palliate

(păl′ē-āt′)
tr.v. palli·ated, palli·ating, palli·ates
a. To make less severe or intense; mitigate.
b. To alleviate the symptoms of (a disease or disorder).

pal′li·a′tion n.
pal′li·a′tor n.
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palliate

verb To treat a disease without expecting a cure
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pal·li·ate

(pal'ē-āt)
To reduce the severity of; to relieve slightly.
Synonym(s): mitigate.
[L. palliatus (adj.), dressed in a pallium, cloaked]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pal·li·ate

(pal'ē-āt)
To reduce severity of something; to relieve slightly.
Synonym(s): mitigate.
[L. palliatus (adj.), dressed in a pallium, cloaked]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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