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palliative

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adjective pal·li·a·tive \ˈpa-lē-ˌā-tiv, ˈpal-yə-\

Definition of palliative

  1. :  serving to palliate <palliative surgery> <palliative care>

pal·lia·tive·ly adverb



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palliative

noun pal·li·a·tive

Simple Definition of palliative

  • medical : something that reduces the effects or symptoms of a medical condition without curing it

  • : something that is intended to make a bad situation seem better but that does not really improve the situation

Full Definition of palliative

  1. :  something that palliates

Examples of palliative

  1. The disease has no cure, but a number of palliatives exist.

  2. Travel is like a palliative against depression for him.

  3. symbolic palliatives for inner-city troubles



1724

First Known Use of palliative

1724



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