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PALLIATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does palliative mean? 

PALLIATIVE (noun)
  The noun PALLIATIVE has 1 sense:

1. remedy that alleviates pain without curing

  Familiarity information: PALLIATIVE used as a noun is very rare.


PALLIATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PALLIATIVE has 1 sense:

1. moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear

  Familiarity information: PALLIATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PALLIATIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

Remedy that alleviates pain without curing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

alleviant; palliative; alleviator

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

curative; cure; remedy; therapeutic (a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain)


PALLIATIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear

Synonyms:

alleviative; alleviatory; lenitive; mitigative; mitigatory; palliative

Similar:

moderating (lessening in intensity or strength)


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