Alleviation (noun)

  1. The action of reducing something unpleasant or burdensome.
  2. The action of making something less severe, intense or painful.

Origin:

Early 17th century: from latin alleviatio(n-), from alleviare "lighten" (see alleviate).

Examples:

  1. We have achieved some alleviation of the symptoms, but not a cure.
  2. The government promised to bring some alleviation to the poverty-stricken areas.
  3. The new medicine provided considerable alleviation of her pain.
  4. The heat wave was a welcome alleviation from the cold winter.
  5. The new policy brought some alleviation to the struggling businesses.
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