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alleviation

[uh-lee-vee-ey-shuh n] /əˌli viˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of alleviating.
2.
something that alleviates or palliates.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Medieval Latin alleviātiōn- (stem of alleviātiō), equivalent to alleviāt(us) (see alleviate) + -iōn- -ion
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  • One alleviation in misfortune is to endure and submit to necessity.
  • The alleviation continued four weeks later, without side effects or infections.
  • Don't expect me to hold my breath in order to participate to such alleviation of global warming.
  • There is no question that poverty is related to population growth and that poverty alleviation is part of the solution, he added.
  • And remember, it's possible that his alleviation of autism symptoms was a natural aspect of his getting older.
  • Donors will have to change the way they think about poverty alleviation.
  • Here and there they brought some alleviation and, to limited elements of the population, some benefit.
  • Yet all too often, when these policies are abandoned and the problems resolved, there is only a local and temporary alleviation.
  • There could be no comfort in their mourning, no alleviation to their sorrow.
  • Policy will focus on striking a balance between fiscal stability and releasing public funds for poverty alleviation programmes.
Word Origin and History for alleviation
n.

early 15c., from Middle French aleviacion or directly from Medieval Latin alleviationem (nominative alleviatio), noun of action from past participle stem of alleviare (see alleviate).

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