follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

alleviative

[uh-lee-vee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv] /əˈli viˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
Also, alleviatory
[uh-lee-vee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈli vi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA)
. serving to alleviate; palliative.
noun
2.
Obsolete, alleviation (def 2).
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; alleviate + -ive
Related forms
unalleviative, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for alleviative

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unalleviative

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends