[ 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).


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Origin of alleviative

First recorded in 1665–75; alleviate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM alleviative

un·al·le·vi·a·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020