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alleviator

[uh-lee-vee-ey-ter] /əˈli viˌeɪ tər/
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
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; alleviate + -or2
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  • It is an alleviator of human sorrow, an exhauster of oppressive cares.

    Talkers

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

    The Twin Cousins

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

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