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alleviated, past participle; alleviated, past tense; alleviating, present participle; alleviates, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe
    • - he couldn't prevent her pain, only alleviate it
    • - measures to alleviate unemployment

  1. relieve: provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
  2. facilitate: make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
  3. (alleviated) (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
  4. (alleviation) relief: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
  5. (alleviation) easing: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
  6. To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty
  7. (alleviated) Made more bearable
  8. says Johnson, is to "make light, to ease, to soften." True; but what is its appropriate sense? to what objects does it apply? a ship is made light by unloading, and a guinea is made light by clipping; but neither of them is alleviated. A metal is softened by fusion, tho it is not alleviated. ...
  9. To make something easier or to relieve something.
  10. means to lessen or to lighten, The act of compassion goes further, it seeks not to alleviate but to set free or to liberate which is a more closely related term for relieve.