Palliation
Palliation Pal`li*a"tion, n. [Cf. F. palliation.] 1. The act of palliating, or state of being palliated; extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults, offenses, vices. [1913 Webster]

2. Mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. That which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of being covered or disguised. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Palliation — (Linderung, aus lat. ‚pallium‘ (Mantel) bzw. ‚palliare‘ (mit einem Mantel umhüllen, verbergen)) bezeichnet allgemein eine medizinische Maßnahme, deren primäres Ziel nicht der Erhalt (Prophylaxe), die Genesung (Heilung) oder die Wiederherstellung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • palliation — [paljɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. V. 1560; poliation, v. 1455; pauliation « adoucissement de la douleur », 1314; bas lat. palliatio. ❖ 1 Méd. anc. Action de pallier un mal, une douleur. 2 (V. 1455). Fig., vx. Fait de donner un aspect favorable à ce qui est …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • palliation — index abatement (reduction), extenuating circumstances, justification, mitigation, moderation, mollification, relief ( …   Law dictionary

  • Palliation — To palliate a disease is to treat it partially and insofar as possible, but not cure it completely. Palliation cloaks a disease. To take a case, a 91 year old man was found to have a tumor in his lung. He did not have chest surgery because of his …   Medical dictionary

  • palliation — (pal li a sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de pallier, déguisement. Palliation d une faute. •   Ne suffisait il pas d avoir permis aux hommes tant de choses défendues par les palliations que vous y avez apportées ?, PASC. Prov …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • PALLIATION — s. f. Déguisement, action de pallier. Ce n est pas une justification, c est une palliation. En ce sens, il a vieilli.  Il signifie quelquefois, en termes de Médecine, Adoucissement, modération de la douleur et des symptômes les plus violents Il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • palliation — Relief of symptoms and suffering caused by cancer and other life threatening diseases. Palliation helps a patient feel more comfortable and improves the quality of life, but does not cure the disease …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • palliation — palliate ► VERB 1) make (the symptoms of a disease) less severe without removing the cause. 2) make (something bad) less severe. DERIVATIVES palliation noun. ORIGIN Latin palliare to cloak …   English terms dictionary

  • palliation — noun see palliate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palliation — See palliate. * * * …   Universalium

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