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Meaning of PALLIATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
  2. [n]  easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
 

PALLIATION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: extenuation, mitigation
 
 See Also: alleviation, decrease, diminution, easement, easing, reduction, relief, step-down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pal`li*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. palliation.]
1. The act of palliating, or state of being palliated;
   extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults,
   offenses, vices.

2. Mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease. --Bacon.

3. That which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of
   being covered or disguised. [Obs.]

 

 

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