palliate
[ pal-ee-eyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Latin from late Latin palliat- ‘cloaked’, from the verb palliare, from pallium ‘cloak’
Synonyms
  • abate
  • allaye
  • alleviate
Antonyms
  • aggravate
  • agitate
Definition
to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate
Example
The medicine was only meant to palliate the patient on the way to the hospital to ensure they arrived comfortable.
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