alleviative

[uh-lee-vee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv]

adjective

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.

noun

Obsolete. alleviation(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. allesthesia,
  2. allethrin,
  3. alleviant,
  4. alleviate,
  5. alleviation,
  6. alleviator,
  7. alley,
  8. alley cat,
  9. alley cropping,
  10. alley gate

Origin of alleviative

First recorded in 1665–75; alleviate + -ive

Related formsun·al·le·vi·a·tive, adjective

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