What does alleviation mean?

Definitions for alleviation

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alleviation.

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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alleviation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alleviation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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. Zhao Kezhi:

    We must use the staging of the Winter Olympics as an opportunity to stimulate economic and social development, speed up our transformation and upgrading, expand effective investment and strengthen poverty alleviation.

  5. 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.

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