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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·lia·tive

Medical Definition of palliative

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





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