Definitions for alleviation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relief, alleviation, assuagement(noun)

    the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

    "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"

  2. easing, easement, alleviation, relief(noun)

    the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

    "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"


  1. alleviation(Noun)

    the act of alleviating; relief or mitigation

  2. alleviation(Noun)

    the act of reducing pain or anything else unpleasant; easement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alleviation(noun)

    the act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or severity; mitigation; relief

  2. Alleviation(noun)

    that which mitigates, or makes more tolerable

  3. Origin: [LL. alleviatio.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Roome:

    The best way forward is to tackle poverty alleviation and climate change in an integrated strategy.

  2. Andre Bakhos:

    The nearer-term picture is, consumers are enjoying lower gas prices; it's almost as if it is an alleviation of taxes.

  3. Albert Camus:

    Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

  4. Andre Bakhos:

    The nearer-term picture is, consumers are enjoying lower gas prices, it's almost as if it is an alleviation of taxes, someone is getting hurt in this while the consumer is benefiting, and at some point it could come back to bite the market and the economy.

  5. Louis XIV of France:

    Do not follow the bad example which I have set you; I have often undertaken war too lightly and have sustained it for vanity. Do not imitate me, but be a peaceful prince, and may you apply yourself principally to the alleviation of the burdens of your subjects

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