alleviant

noun
remedy that alleviates pain without curing
Syn: ↑palliative, ↑alleviator
Derivationally related forms: ↑alleviate (for: ↑alleviator), ↑alleviate, ↑palliative (for: ↑palliative)
Hypernyms: ↑remedy, ↑curative, ↑cure, ↑therapeutic

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\\əˈlēvēənt also aˈ-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: alleviate + -ant
: an alleviating agent : palliative

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/euh lee"vee euhnt/, n.
something that alleviates a condition.
[ALLEVI(ATE) + -ANT]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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