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alleviation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alleviation  \Al*le`vi*a"tion\,  n.  [LL.  alleviatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  alleviating;  a  lightening  of  weight  or 
  severity;  mitigation;  relief. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alleviation 
  n  1:  the  feeling  that  comes  when  something  burdensome  is  removed 
  or  reduced;  "as  he  heard  the  news  he  was  suddenly 
  flooded  with  relief"  [syn:  {relief},  {assuagement}] 
  2:  the  act  of  reducing  something  unpleasant  as  pain;  "he  asked 
  the  nurse  for  relief  from  the  constant  pain"  [syn:  {easing}, 
  {relief}] 




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