What does palliation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palliation(noun)

    easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause

  2. extenuation, mitigation, palliation(noun)

    to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious


  1. palliation(Noun)

    The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure; temporary relief.

  2. Origin: Old (and modern) French, from late Latin palliare ‘cover’, from pallium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palliation(noun)

    the act of palliating, or state of being palliated; extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults, offenses, vices

  2. Palliation(noun)

    mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease

  3. Palliation(noun)

    that which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of being covered or disguised

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. palliation.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palliation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palliation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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