[ uh-lee-vee-ey-shuh n ]
/ əˌli viˈeɪ ʃən /


the act of alleviating.
something that alleviates or palliates.

Origin of alleviation

1615–25; < Medieval Latin alleviātiōn- (stem of alleviātiō), equivalent to alleviāt(us) (see alleviate) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for alleviation



early 15c., from Middle French aleviacion or directly from Medieval Latin alleviationem (nominative alleviatio), noun of action from past participle stem of alleviare (see alleviate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper