[ uh-lee-vee-ey-ter ]
/ əˈli viˌeɪ tər /


a person or thing that alleviates.
(in a pipeline) an airtight box, having a free liquid surface, for cushioning the shock of water hammer.

Origin of alleviator

First recorded in 1805–15; alleviate + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for alleviator

  • And I can go to the stores if it does rain52 and go up in the alleviator, for I brought my little umbrella.

    The Twin Cousins|Sophie May
  • Photography does not merely pander to the gratification of earthly vanity, but is an alleviator of human misery.

  • It is an alleviator of human sorrow, an exhauster of oppressive cares.

    Talkers|John Bate