HyperDic: alleviation

English > 2 senses of the word alleviation:
NOUNfeelingalleviation, relief, assuagementthe feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
actalleviation, easing, easement, reliefthe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
alleviation > pronunciation
Soundsahliy.viyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > alleviation: 2 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningThe feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced.
Synonymsrelief, assuagement
BroadercomfortA feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
Spanishalivio, desahogo, descanso, respiro, sosiego, tranquilidad
Catalanalleugeriment, alleujament, assossec, relaxació, tranquil·litat
Verbsalleviateprovide physical relief, as from pain
English > alleviation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance).
Synonymseasing, easement, relief
Narrowerdecompression, decompressingrelieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
detenteThe easing of tensions or strained relations / relations (especially between nations)
liberalization, liberalisation, relaxationThe act of making less strict / strict
palliationeasing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
spasmolysisThe relaxation or relief of muscle spasms
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
Spanishalivio, aplacamiento, atenuación, mitigación
Catalanalleugeriment, alleujament, atenuació, mitigació
Verbsalleviateprovide physical relief, as from pain

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