Definitions for palliation
easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
extenuation, mitigation, palliation(noun)
to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure; temporary relief.
Origin: Old (and modern) French, from late Latin palliare ‘cover’, from pallium.
the act of palliating, or state of being palliated; extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults, offenses, vices
mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease
that which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of being covered or disguised