alleviate /əˈliːvɪeɪt/

a

I. verb [with obj.]

1. make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe

he couldn’t prevent her pain, only alleviate it
measures to alleviate unemployment.
II. derivatives

1. alleviative /əˈliːvɪətɪv /
adjective


2. alleviator /əˈliːvɪeɪtə /
noun


– origin late Middle English: from late Latin alleviat- ‘lightened’, from the verb alleviare, from Latin allevare, from ad- ‘to’ + levare ‘raise’, influenced by levis ‘light’.

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