|1.||to lessen the severity of (pain, disease, etc) without curing or removing; alleviate; mitigate|
|2.||to cause (an offence) to seem less serious by concealing evidence; extenuate|
|[C16: from Late Latin palliāre to cover up, from Latin pallium a cloak, |
|lightness of mind, character, or behavior; lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness.|
|existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute:|
palliate pal·li·ate (pāl'ē-āt')
v. pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing, pal·li·ates
To reduce the severity of; to relieve somewhat.