[ uh-lee-vee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv ]
/ əˈli viˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv /
Also al·le·vi·a·to·ry [uh-lee-vee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈli vi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/. serving to alleviate; palliative.
Obsolete. alleviation(def 2).
What Are Mr. And Mrs. Short For?When it comes to Mr and Mrs the difference is pretty clear, but what about Miss Mrs Ms? Quick answer: Ask her what she prefers — Miss Mrs or Ms?
Related formsun·al·le·vi·a·tive, adjective
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