alleviation definition

  • noun:
    • the work of relieving; relief or minimization
    • the work of reducing discomfort or whatever else unpleasant; easement
    • The act of alleviating; a lightening of body weight or extent; minimization; relief.
    • That which mitigates, or tends to make more tolerable.
    • The work of alleviating, The act of eliminating in part, lessening, mitigating, or making easier to be endured: as, the alleviation of taxes. The work of creating less by representation; extenuation: as, “alleviations of faults.” South.
    • what lessens, mitigates, or makes much more tolerable: since, the sympathy of a buddy is an alleviation of grief.
    • Synonyms Mitigation, palliation, relief.
    • the feeling which comes whenever anything burdensome is removed or decreased
    • the act of lowering some thing unpleasant (as pain or irritation)

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "alleviation"
    • Obama's stimulus plan has only exaggerated…
    • View More
  • Quotes for "alleviation"
    • "Those who weep for the happy…"
    • View More
  • Synonym for "alleviation"
  • Phrases for "alleviation"
  • Hypernym for "alleviation"
  • Same Context for "alleviation"
125 votes

How would you define alleviation?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!