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PALLIATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does palliation mean? 

PALLIATION (noun)
  The noun PALLIATION has 2 senses:

1. easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
2. to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

  Familiarity information: PALLIATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PALLIATION (noun)


Sense 1palliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("palliation" is a kind of...):

alleviation; easement; easing; relief (the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance))


Sense 2palliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

mitigation; extenuation; palliation

Hypernyms ("palliation" is a kind of...):

decrease; diminution; reduction; step-down (the act of decreasing or reducing something)


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