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

Wiktionary

  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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jon Radulovic:

    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.

  2. Peter De Vries:

    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.

  3. Peter De Vries:

    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.

  4. Chris Feudtner:

    Palliative care isn't about giving up. It's about choosing how you want to live before you die, this little girl has chosen how she wants to live.

  5. Joy Goldsmith:

    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.

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