What does palliative mean?

Definitions for palliativeˈpæl iˌeɪ tɪv, -i ə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palliative, alleviant, alleviator(adj)

    remedy that alleviates pain without curing

  2. alleviative, alleviatory, lenitive, mitigative, mitigatory, palliative(adj)

    moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear


  1. palliative(Noun)

    Something that palliates, particularly a palliative medicine.

    The radiation and chemotherapy were only palliatives.

  2. palliative(Adjective)

    Minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the (usually incurable) disease.

  3. Origin: From *palliativus, from palliare, from pallium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palliative(adj)

    serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate

  2. Palliative(noun)

    that which palliates; a palliative agent

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. palliatif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palliative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palliative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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