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palliative

noun

1 palliative

Remedy that alleviates pain without curing.

synonyms: alleviant, alleviator.

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

Roget 937: vindication, justification, warrant; exoneration, exculpation; acquittal etc. 970; whitewashing.    extenuation; palliation, palliative; softening, mitigation.    ... show more

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

Polish: paliatyw, paliatywa



adjective

1 palliative

Moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear.

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

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

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

Polish: paliatywny


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

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