alleviation

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

noun

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
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alleviation


n.

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).

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