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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>

palliatively

adverb


15th Century

First Known Use of palliative

15th century


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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of palliative

  1. :  something that palliates

Examples of palliative in a sentence

  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


Medical Dictionary

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palliative

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adjective pal·lia·tive \ˈpal-ē-ˌāt-iv, ˈpal-yət-\

Medical Definition of palliative

  1. :  reducing the severity of a disease or condition without curing it :  providing palliative care <palliative treatment> <Although valve replacement is an important advance in the treatment of patients with valve disease, it is a palliative rather than a curative procedure.—Robert A. O'Rourke, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 13 Aug. 1982>

palliatively

adverb



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palliative

noun pal·li·a·tive

Medical Definition of palliative

  1. :  something that reduces the severity of a disease or condition without curing it





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