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alleviate (verb), alleviates; alleviated; alleviating
1. To make something, like pain or hardship, more bearable or less severe: The injection the doctor gave Susan was intended to alleviate the pain caused by her infected tooth.
2. To make easier to endure; to lessen; to mitigate: Jim found that by keeping busy it helped to alleviate his sadness that was caused by the death of his lovable dog.
3. From Late Latin alleviatus, past participle of alleviare "to lighten", from Latin ad-, "to" plus levis, "light (in weight)".
To make something physical or mental things easier.
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To make something easier to endure.
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This entry is located in the following units: -ate (to do) (page 1) lev-, levi- (page 1)
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To make something easier to endure; to make less of a hardship. (2)