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alleviate

[ uh-lee-vee-eyt ]
/ 蓹藞li vi藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), al路le路vi路at路ed, al路le路vi路at路ing.
to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate: to alleviate sorrow; to alleviate pain.
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Origin of alleviate

1425鈥75; late Middle English alleviaten<Late Latin allevi膩tus (past participle of allevi膩re), equivalent to al-al- + levi(s) light, not heavy + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM alleviate

un路al路le路vi路at路ed, adjectiveun路al路le路vi路at路ed路ly, adverbun路al路le路vi路at路ing, adjectiveun路al路le路vi路at路ing路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for alleviate

alleviate
/ (蓹藞li藧v瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to make (pain, sorrow, etc) easier to bear; lessen; relieve

Derived forms of alleviate

alleviation, nounalleviative, adjectivealleviator, noun

Word Origin for alleviate

C15: from Late Latin allevi膩re to mitigate, from Latin levis light

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