noun see palliate

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  • palliator — See palliation. * * * …   Universalium

  • palliator — pal·li·a·tor …   English syllables

  • palliator — lēˌād.ə(r), ātə noun ( s) : one that palliates …   Useful english dictionary

  • palliate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin palliatus, past participle of palliare to cloak, conceal, from Latin pallium cloak Date: 15th century 1. to reduce the violence of (a disease); also to ease (symptoms)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palliate — palliation, n. palliator, n. /pal ee ayt /, v.t., palliated, palliating. 1. to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate. 2. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate. [1540 50; < …   Universalium

  • alleviant — n. something that alleviates, mitigator, palliator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alleviants — n. something that alleviates, mitigator, palliator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palliate — [ palɪeɪt] verb 1》 make (the symptoms of a disease) less severe without removing the cause. 2》 mitigate or disguise (something bad). Derivatives palliation noun palliator noun Origin ME: from late L. palliat , palliare to cloak , from pallium… …   English new terms dictionary

  • palliate — /ˈpælieɪt / (say paleeayt) verb (t) (palliated, palliating) 1. to cause (an offence, etc.) to appear less grave or heinous; extenuate; excuse: *My nephew, not only aiding and abetting those ruffians, but seeking to palliate their crimes! This is… …   Australian English dictionary

  • palliate — [pal′ē āt΄] vt. palliated, palliating [< pp. of LL palliare, to conceal, cloak, back form. < L palliatus, cloaked < pallium, a cloak] 1. to lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease 2. to make appear less… …   English World dictionary

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