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.
I often describe palliative care as an extra layer of support, who would n’t want more support, especially during a difficult illness ?
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.
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