alleviative[ə-lēˈvē-āˌtĭv] also al·le·vi·a·to·ry [-ə-tôrˌē, -tōrˌē]
alleviative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Reducing pain or severity; palliative: alleviative treatment for an incurable disease.
Variant of alleviate
transitive verb alleviated, alleviating
- to make less hard to bear; lighten or relieve (pain, suffering, etc.)
- to reduce or decrease: to alleviate poverty
Origin: Middle English alleviaten ; from Late Latin alleviatus, past participle of alleviare, for Classical Latin allevare ; from ad-, to plush levis, light