alleviation

  • 1 Alleviation — Al*le vi*a tion, n. [LL. alleviatio.] 1. The act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or severity; mitigation; relief. [1913 Webster] 2. That which mitigates, or makes more tolerable. [1913 Webster] I have not wanted such alleviations of life… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 alleviation — index abatement (reduction), decrease, mitigation, moderation, mollification, relief (release), reme …

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  • 3 alleviation — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. aleviacion or directly from M.L. alleviationem (nom. alleviatio), noun of action from pp. stem of alleviare (see ALLEVIATE (Cf. alleviate)) …

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  • 4 alleviation — [ə lē΄vē ā′shən] n. 1. an alleviating or being alleviated 2. a thing that alleviates …

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  • 5 alleviation — /euh lee vee ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of alleviating. 2. something that alleviates or palliates. [1615 25; < ML alleviation (s. of alleviatio), equiv. to alleviat(us) (see ALLEVIATE) + ion ION] * * * …

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  • 6 alleviation — alleviate ► VERB ▪ make (pain or difficulty) less severe. DERIVATIVES alleviation noun alleviator noun. ORIGIN Latin alleviare lighten …

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  • 7 alleviation — noun see alleviate …

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  • 8 alleviation — noun /əˌliːviˈeɪʃən/ a) the act of alleviating; relief or mitigation b) the act of reducing pain or anything else unpleasant; easement …

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  • 9 alleviation — Synonyms and related words: abatement, abridgment, allayment, analgesia, anesthesia, anesthetizing, appeasement, assuagement, attenuation, blunting, calming, contraction, dampening, damping, deadening, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction …

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  • 10 alleviation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Freedom, especially from pain: assuagement, ease, mitigation, palliation, relief. See INCREASE …

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  • 11 alleviation — al·le·vi·a·tion || ə‚liːvɪ eɪʃn n. soothing, relief; easing, lessening …

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  • 12 alleviation — n. Mitigation, palliation, relief, etc. See alleviate …

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  • 13 alleviation — n assuagement, palliation, appeasement; soothing, relief, easing, easement; softening, cushioning, mollification, lightening; smoothing, calming, composing, tranquilizing, sedation, lulling; mitigation, abatement, remission; reduction, diminution …

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  • 14 alleviation — al·le·vi·a·tion …

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  • 15 alleviation — See: alleviate …

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  • 16 alleviation — /əliviˈeɪʃən/ (say uhleevee ayshuhn) noun 1. the act of alleviating. 2. something that alleviates …

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  • 17 alleviation — noun 1. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief • Syn: ↑relief, ↑assuagement • Derivationally related forms: ↑assuage (for: ↑assuagement), ↑ …

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  • 18 The Alleviation — Studioalbum von Sworn Veröffentlichung 20. Juli 2007 Label Twilight Records Format …

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  • 19 China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation — The China Foundation of Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) was founded in March 1989. It is a nation wide Non Government Organization (NGO) that aims to alleviate poverty in China. It is currently the largest and most influential NGO that specialized in… …

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  • 20 Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (India) — The Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is the head of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India. Categories: Indian government stubsCabinet of India …

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