- to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate: to alleviate sorrow; to alleviate pain.
Origin of alleviate
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lighten, diminish, abate, relieve, assuage.
increase, strengthen; aggravate, intensify.
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Examples from the Web for unalleviated
In short, it was the dreary existence of unalleviated obscurity.The Tempering
Charles Neville Buck
Later when pain should have dissolved thought her agony would come to her unalleviated; but this hour was hers and his.Christmas Roses and Other Stories
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
What to us is a paltry trial is the cause of keenest, unalleviated woe to the child of five.Rosemary and Rue
You know it is coming; it is therefore pure, fundamental shock, unalleviated by the lighter element we call surprise.The Tower of Oblivion
Have thy tears been unalleviated—thy sorrows unsolaced—thy temptations above that thou wert able to bear?The Words of Jesus
John R. Macduff
- (tr) to make (pain, sorrow, etc) easier to bear; lessen; relieve
C15: from Late Latin alleviāre to mitigate, from Latin levis light
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Word Origin and History for unalleviated
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