- The action of reducing something unpleasant or burdensome.
- The action of making something less severe, intense or painful.
Early 17th century: from latin alleviatio(n-), from alleviare "lighten" (see alleviate).
- We have achieved some alleviation of the symptoms, but not a cure.
- The government promised to bring some alleviation to the poverty-stricken areas.
- The new medicine provided considerable alleviation of her pain.
- The heat wave was a welcome alleviation from the cold winter.
- The new policy brought some alleviation to the struggling businesses.
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