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alleviator

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

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

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RELATED WORDS

referee, mediator, peacemaker, stabilizer, pacifier, soother

Nearby words

allethrin, alleviant, alleviate, alleviation, alleviative, alleviator, alley, alley cat, alley cropping, alley gate, alley light

Origin of alleviator

First recorded in 1805–15; alleviate + -or2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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