Definition of Alleviative

1. Adjective. Moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear.




Definition of Alleviative

1. a. Tending to alleviate.

Definition of Alleviative

1. Adjective. That alleviates pain; palliative ¹

2. Noun. That which alleviates; a drug or remedy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Alleviative

allerions
alles anderes ist Menschenwerk
allesthesia
allethrin
allethrins
allethrolone
alleviable
alleviant
alleviants
alleviate
alleviated
alleviates
alleviating
alleviations
alleviative (current term)
alleviatives
alleviator
alleviators
alleviatory
alley
alley cat
alley cats
alley oops
alley stone
alleycat
alleycats
alleyed
alleygating
alleylike

Literary usage of Alleviative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on the Medical, Surgical and Hygienic Treatment of by Thomas Frazier Rumbold (1888)
"The treatment of pruritic rhinitis is divided into preventive, alleviative and surgical. The preventive treatment embraces the hygienic and ther- apeutic ..."

2. A Modern City: Providence, Rhode Island and Its Activities by William Kirk (1909)
"It may be merely alleviative, as in the case of the aged and of the incurably invalid. It may be preventive or restorative, as reformatory work is designed ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1880)
"... constitutes a powerful alleviative of suffering in external cancer ... a powerful alleviative of the pain which complicates cancerous and other tumours. ..."

4. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"... constitutes a powerful alleviative of suffering in external cancer. It has several advantages over the administration of opium. ..."

5. The Opium Habit; with Suggestions as to the Remedy by Horace B. Day (1868)
"When the most powerful alleviative known to medical science has bestowed the last Judas kiss which is necessary to emasculate its victim, and, ..."

6. Gynecology, obstetrics, menopause by Alexander Hubert Providence Leuf (1902)
"The first three are obtained mainly by galvanism, the anode being the anodyne and astringent pole, the kathode the alleviative or electrolytic pole, ..."

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