Palliation - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌpælɪˈeɪʃən|
Brit.  |ˌpælɪˈeɪʃən|

noun

- easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
- to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious (syn: extenuation, mitigation)

Examples

treatments that can palliate the painful symptoms of the disease

...don't try to palliate your constant lying by claiming that everybody lies...

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