Definition of Alleviation in English :

Define Alleviation in English

Alleviation meaning in English

Meaning of Alleviation in English

Pronunciation of Alleviation in English

Alleviation pronunciation in English

Pronounce Alleviation in English


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1. alleviation, assuagement, relief

the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

Example Sentences:
'as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief'

2. alleviation, easement, easing, relief

the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

Example Sentences:
'he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of alleviation
an alleviating or being alleviated
a thing that alleviates

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of alleviation
tr.v. al·le·vi·at·ed, al·le·vi·at·ing, al·le·vi·ates
1. To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable: a drug that alleviates cold symptoms. See Synonyms at relieve.
2. To lessen or reduce: alleviate unemployment.

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