• WordNet 3.6
    • adj alleviative moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Alleviative Tending to alleviate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • alleviative Tending to alleviate or mitigate.
    • n alleviative That which alleviates or mitigates: as, “some cheering alleviative,”
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  • Tryon Edwards
    “To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.”
  • Derek Jarman
    Derek Jarman
    “I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.”
  • Woody Allen
    “Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.”
  • Albert Camus
    “Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.”


In literature:

This dreary epoch of my life has not been without its alleviations.
"A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part III., 1794" by An English Lady
This dreary epoch of my life has not been without its alleviations.
"A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete" by An English Lady
Whatever we had was pushed forward without delay, and the sufferings of the wounded were alleviated as much as possible.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Only a dentist could alleviate the pain.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Temporary alleviation, we repeat, as to the Harlowe family; for THEY were far from being happy or easy in their reflections upon their own conduct.
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
It is a malady that no prescription compounded by the hand of a physician can alleviate.
"Byways Around San Francisco Bay" by William E. Hutchinson
Rubbing strong vinegar over the parts is said to alleviate the pain.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 583" by Various
The climate of London brought back all those symptoms which his travelling had for a time alleviated or dissipated.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
This mean behavior excited the bitter resentment of that general, which was not alleviated by what followed.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I." by John T. Morse
At the Prince of Wales' Islands, good water was found; and much alleviated the distress of captain Edwards and his people.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis" by Matthew Flinders

In poetry:

In misery she chose to die,
Yet we will make her money fly.
And as we mourn for poor Aunt Jane
The thought alleviates our pain:
Perhaps her savings in the end
Gave her more joy than we who spend.
"Aunt Jane" by Robert W Service

In news:

How dietary changes can alleviate common food allergies.
Mom suggested using ibuprofen and tea to help alleviate some of the misery of my cold.
Pilot, non-pilot districts work together to alleviate poverty.
Bill would alleviate train troubles for Middle Village residents.
MARIETTA — Phil Booth, tax partner at the Marietta accounting and consulting firm of Moore Colson, said his firm has been working with clients to consider year-end strategies to best alleviate the higher taxes set to take effect in 2013.
Volunteers join to alleviate hunger.
New members added to Motley's P and Z Commission to alleviate City Council concerns.
Reply by author McCue to Howard on Using the AACN Framework to Alleviate Moral Distress.
China will spend $1 billion to alleviate its worst drought in six decades - a long dry spell in the world's largest wheat-growing region that threatens further jumps in the commodity's global price.
Alleviate Joint Pain With Turmeric.
Which complementary/ alternative medicine (CAM) therapies help alleviate symptoms of ADHD.
As calls for a probe into Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Company regarding that some of their products are the cause for the nation-wide meningitis outbreak, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is attempting to alleviate some concerns.
All have impacts that can be alleviated when residents become better prepared for disaster situations.
Vanguard ADA Systems was established in 1995 to alleviate issues with existing ADA products.
If a renovation is being considered to alleviate traffic in that area, then the current seating should remain as long as possible to accommodate vet...

In science:

Technicolour theories have also been combined with supersymmetry to alleviate some of the issues present .
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
Note also that the assumption Qc ≈ θcM that we had made in Eq. (4.23) has been alleviated in Eq. (4.51).
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
To alleviate the problem of non-differentiability in our formulation, we replace “min” in D((cid:126)pm , Bi ) with a differentiable approximation (known as “soft-min”) to form the soft-instance-to-bag distance ˜D((cid:126)pm , Bi ).
MIS-Boost: Multiple Instance Selection Boosting
To alleviate this problem, we allow for multiple initializations of (cid:126)pm .
MIS-Boost: Multiple Instance Selection Boosting
I believe that future treatment for psoriatic disease will not be aimed at cosmetic and/or anti-inflammatory correction of local symptoms only, but at elimination and/or alleviation of underlying causes, i.e. at treatment for intestine dysfunctions in most cases (SP1, SP2).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process