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palliate

 [pal´e-āt]
to relieve symptoms.

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]

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.

palliate

[pal′ē·āt]
Etymology: L, palliare, to cloak
to soothe or relieve. palliation, n., palliative, adj.

palliate

verb To treat a disease without expecting a cure

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]

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]

palliate

to relieve clinical signs.
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