palliatives

palliative

[pal-ee-ey-tiv, -ee-uh-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving to palliate.
noun
2.
something that palliates.

Origin:
1535–45; < French palliatif. See palliate, -ive

palliatively, adverb
nonpalliative, adjective
nonpalliatively, adverb
unpalliative, adjective
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palliative (ˈpælɪətɪv)
 
adj
1.  serving to palliate; relieving without curing
 
n
2.  something that palliates, such as a sedative drug or agent
 
'palliatively
 
adv

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palliative
1540s (adj.), from Fr. palliatif (14c.), from M.L. palliatus (see palliate). As a noun, recorded from 1724.
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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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