- to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate: to alleviate sorrow; to alleviate pain.
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Contemporary Examples of alleviated
For example, back pain can be alleviated by strong glutes—a result of squatting and deadlifting.Why You Should Train Like an Athlete (Even If You Aren’t One)
December 20, 2013
A danger not alleviated by a Russian decision to supply President Bashar al-Assad with a new advanced air defense system.Mideast War in Our Time?
May 31, 2013
“The short-term pressures might have alleviated, but the longer-term pressures are still with us,” she said.Christine Lagarde at Davos: Europe Must ‘Guard Against Relapse in 2013’
January 24, 2013
Historical Examples of alleviated
One thing occurred on this sad bereavement which alleviated it a little.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
Horam was rather more distressed than alleviated by her protestations.
I can assure you that the plight of the downtrodden workers will be alleviated.Gambler's World
John Keith Laumer
He composed such incantations also by which distempers are alleviated.The Antiquities of the Jews
This fate could only be alleviated by the education and elevation of women.A Little Journey in the World
Charles Dudley Warner
- (tr) to make (pain, sorrow, etc) easier to bear; lessen; relieve