Alleviate

Definition of Alleviate

Al`le´vi`ate
v. t.1.To lighten or lessen the force or weight of.
[imp. & p. p. Alleviated; p. pr. & vb. n. Alleviating.]
Should no others join capable to alleviate the expense.
- Evelyn.
2.To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; - opposed to aggravate.
3.To extenuate; to palliate.

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