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alleviator

[uh-lee-vee-ey-ter]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that alleviates.
  2. (in a pipeline) an airtight box, having a free liquid surface, for cushioning the shock of water hammer.

Origin of alleviator

First recorded in 1805–15; alleviate + -or2
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Examples from the Web for alleviator

Historical Examples

  • It is an alleviator of human sorrow, an exhauster of oppressive cares.

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  • And I can go to the stores if it does rain52 and go up in the alleviator, for I brought my little umbrella.

  • Photography does not merely pander to the gratification of earthly vanity, but is an alleviator of human misery.


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