alleviation

[uh-lee-vee-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of alleviating.
2.
something that alleviates or palliates.

Origin:
1615–25; < Medieval Latin alleviātiōn- (stem of alleviātiō), equivalent to alleviāt(us) (see alleviate) + -iōn- -ion

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alleviate (əˈliːvɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to make (pain, sorrow, etc) easier to bear; lessen; relieve
 
[C15: from Late Latin alleviāre to mitigate, from Latin levis light]
 
 
allevi'ation
 
n
 
al'leviative
 
adj
 
al'leviator
 
n

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alleviation
noun of action formed in English by 1620s, from alleviate (q.v.) + -tion.
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Example sentences
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.
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