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lenitive

noun

1 lenitive

Remedy that eases pain and discomfort.

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Roget 834: relief; deliverance; refreshment etc. 689; easement, softening, alleviation, mitigation, palliation, soothing, lullaby.    solace, ... show more

Roget 174: moderation, lenity etc. 740; temperateness, gentleness etc. adj.; sobriety; quiet; mental calmness etc. (inexcitability) 826.    ... show more



adjective

1 lenitive

Moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear.

synonyms: alleviative, alleviatory, mitigative, mitigatory, palliative.

Roget 834: relieving etc. v.; consolatory, soothing; assuaging, assuasive; balmy, balsamic; lenitive, palliative; anodyne etc. (remedial) ... show more

Roget 174: moderate; lenient etc. 740; gentle, mild, mellow; cool, sober, temperate, reasonable, measured; tempered etc. ... show more

Roget 662: remedial; restorative etc. 660; corrective, palliative, healing; sanatory, sanative; prophylactic, preventative, immunizing; salutiferous etc. ... show more

Polish: paliatywny


Moby thesaurus: alleviating, alleviative, alleviator, altering, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, assuager, assuasive, balm, balmy, balsam, balsamic, benumbing, bounding, brilliantine, calmant, calmative, cathartic, chrism ... show more.

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