verb (used with object), al·le·vi·at·ed, al·le·vi·at·ing.
- alley cat
Origin of alleviate
Examples from the Web for 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)|DailyBurn|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A danger not alleviated by a Russian decision to supply President Bashar al-Assad with a new advanced air defense system.
“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’|Daniel Gross|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In this way the misery of the country—which is certainly not entirely the fault of Germany (a hit at England)—will be alleviated.
Cancer, and granular kidney disease, may perhaps be alleviated, but are seldom cured.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
But with what different feelings is it all thought of—spoken of—looked at—alleviated—repented—expiated—atoned for—now!Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2|John Wilson
Our losses were severe, and they were not alleviated by the consolations of victory.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
It must not be supposed, however, that life was made up of nothing but toil, alleviated by occasional holidays.James Geikie|Marion I. Newbigin
Word Origin for alleviate
late 15c., from Middle French allevier or directly from Late Latin alleviatus, past participle of alleviare "to lighten," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + levis "light" in weight (see lever). Related: Alleviated; alleviating.