palliative, alleviant, alleviator(adj)
remedy that alleviates pain without curing
alleviative, alleviatory, lenitive, mitigative, mitigatory, palliative(adj)
moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
Something that palliates, particularly a palliative medicine.
The radiation and chemotherapy were only palliatives.
Minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the (usually incurable) disease.
Origin: From *palliativus, from palliare, from pallium.
serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate
that which palliates; a palliative agent
Origin: [Cf. F. palliatif.]
The numerical value of palliative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of palliative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To get into hospice you have to acknowledge that a cure isn't possible but any treatment that is palliative in nature is fair game.
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
Palliative care that is systematically engaged indicates resources that have been invested in this innovation, the regions representing the least expansive growth in palliative care are regions that struggle the most in health disparities, obesity and comorbidities.
Assisted suicide is inherently dangerous to those who are expensive to care for or who lack access to proper medical care, and rather than open up that Pandora's box, we ought to be exploring how to expand hospice and palliative care to address the needs of those terminally ill.
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