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What does "Alleviate" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) To extenuate; to palliate (v. t.) To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; -- opposed to aggravate (v. t.) To lighten or lessen the force or weight of


Synonyms facilitate, assuage, ease, relieve, palliate


Word Family alleviated, alleviates, alleviating, alleviation