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    alleviation

    alleviation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word alleviation

    Definition
    (noun) the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    Synonyms : assuagement , relief
    Example Sentence
    • as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief
    Definition
    (noun) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    Synonyms : easement , easing , relief
    Example Sentence
    • he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain
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