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palliative

[pal-ee-ey-tiv, -ee-uh-tiv] /ˈpæl iˌeɪ tɪv, -i ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to palliate.
noun
2.
something that palliates.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < French palliatif. See palliate, -ive
Related forms
palliatively, adverb
nonpalliative, adjective
nonpalliatively, adverb
unpalliative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for palliatively

palliative

/ˈpælɪətɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to palliate; relieving without curing
noun
2.
something that palliates, such as a sedative drug or agent
Derived Forms
palliatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for palliatively

palliative

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French palliatif (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin palliativus "under cloak, covert," from Late Latin palliatus (see palliate). As a noun, recorded from 1724.

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palliatively in Medicine

palliative pal·li·a·tive (pāl'ē-ā'tĭv, -ē-ə-tĭv)
adj.
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.


pal'li·a'tive·ly adv.
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