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Meaning of ALLEVIATIVE

Pronunciation:  u'leevee`eytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
 

ALLEVIATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: alleviatory, lenitive, mitigative, mitigatory, moderating, palliative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al*le"vi*a*tive\, a.
Tending to alleviate. -- n. That which alleviates.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alleviating, alleviator, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, assuager, assuasive, balm, balmy, balsamic, benumbing, calmant, calmative, cathartic, cleansing, cushion, deadening, demulcent, disburdening, disencumbering, dolorifuge, dulling, easing, emollient, lenitive, lightening, mitigating, mitigative, mitigator, moderator, modulator, mollifier, numbing, pacificator, pacifier, pain-killing, palliative, peacemaker, purgative, relieving, remedial, restraining hand, salve, sedative, shock absorber, softening, soother, soothing, soothing syrup, stabilizer, subduing, temperer, tranquilizer, unburdening, wiser head
 

 

 

 

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