palliative
I (abating) adjective allaying, alleviating, alleviative, assuaging, assuasive, beneficial, calmative, consolatory, corrective, curative, easeful, helpful, lenient, drudge, mitigating, mitigative, modifying, modulatory, mollifying, pacifying, quelling, quieting, relieving, restorative, sedative, softening, soothing, stilling, subduing, tempering, therapeutic, tranquilizing II (excusing) adjective apologetic, condonable, condoning, excepting, exculpable exculpating, excusatory, exempting, expiating, extenuating, extenuative, forgiving, justificatory, justifying, pardoning, qualifying, vindicating, vindicative, vindicatory III index cure, drug, medicinal, mitigating, narcotic (adjective), narcotic (noun), panacea, remedial, remedy (that which corrects), salutary

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  • Palliative — Pal li*a*tive, n. That which palliates; a palliative agent. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palliative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relieving pain or alleviating a problem without dealing with the cause. ► NOUN ▪ a palliative remedy or medicine …   English terms dictionary

  • Palliative — Pal li*a*tive, a. [Cf. F. palliatif.] Serving to palliate; serving to extenuate, mitigate, or alleviate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palliative — (adj.) 1540s, from M.Fr. palliatif (14c.), from M.L. palliatus (see PALLIATE (Cf. palliate)). As a noun, recorded from 1724 …   Etymology dictionary

  • palliative — [pal′ē āt΄iv, pal′ēə tiv] adj. serving or tending to palliate; specif., a) alleviating b) excusing; extenuating n. a thing that palliates …   English World dictionary

  • palliative — [[t]pæ̱liətɪv, AM eɪt [/t]] palliatives 1) N COUNT A palliative is a drug or medical treatment that relieves suffering without treating the cause of the suffering. 2) N COUNT A palliative is an action that is intended to make the effects of a… …   English dictionary

  • palliative — I. adjective Date: 15th century serving to palliate < palliative surgery > < palliative care > • palliatively adverb II. noun Date: 1724 something that palliates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palliative — Reducing the severity of; denoting the alleviation of symptoms without curing the underlying disease. * * * pal·lia·tive pal ē .āt iv, pal yət adj serving to palliate <palliative surgery> pal·lia·tive·ly adv palliative n something that… …   Medical dictionary

  • palliative — ● palliatif, palliative adjectif (latin médiéval palliativus, du bas latin palliatum) palliatif nom masculin (latin médiéval palliativus, du bas latin palliatum) Se dit d un traitement qui n agit pas directement sur la maladie (en particulier un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • palliative — pal|li|a|tive [ˈpæliətıv US ətıv, eıtıv] n 1.) formal something done to make a bad situation seem better, but which does not solve the problem ▪ short term economic palliatives 2.) medical a medical treatment that will not cure an illness but… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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