palliation

  • 1 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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)

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 palliation — noun see palliate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 palliation — See palliate. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 palliation — noun /pælɪˈeɪʃən/ The alleviation of a diseases symptoms without a cure; temporary relief. , 1985, Una nox dormienda means that one final night that has to be slept through after a few score years of pain and its palliations, of pleasure and… …

    Wiktionary

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

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 Palliation — Pallia|tio̱n [zu lat. palliare = mit einem Mantel bedecken] w; , en: Linderung von Krankheitsbeschwerden (z. B. durch Medikamente) …

    Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • 15 Palliation — Pal|li|a|ti|on die; , en <zu (m)lat. palliare »mit einem Mantel bedecken; verbergen« u. ↑...ation> Linderung von Krankheitsbeschwerden (z. B. durch Medikamente; Med.) …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 16 palliation — pal·li·a·tion || ‚pælɪ eɪʃn n. alleviation, relief, assuagement; calming, soothing; extenuation, act of making a crime less severe …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 palliation — n. 1. Extenuation. 2. Mitigation, alleviation, relief, abatement …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 palliation — n 1. extenuation, minimizing, minimization, playing down; justification, vindication, exculpation, exoneration; excuse, rationalization, apology; whitewash, cover up, varnish, gloss, veneer; sugar coating, candy coating; softening, lightening,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 palliation — pal·li·a·tion …

    English syllables

  • 20 palliation — noun 1. easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause • Derivationally related forms: ↑palliate • Hypernyms: ↑easing, ↑easement, ↑alleviation, ↑relief 2. to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious …

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