palli-, pallio, pallit-

(Latin: mantle, covering; to cloak, to cover)

pallia (PAL ee uh) (s) (noun), pallias (pl)
1. A cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome.
2. Vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back (Roman Catholic Church).
3. In zoology, a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell.
4. The layer of unmyelinated neurons (the gray matter of the brain) forming the cortex of the cerebrum.
pallial (PAL ee uhl) (adjective), more pallial, most pallial
1. Pertaining to the cerebral cortex.
2. A reference to the mantle of a mollusk, brachiopod, or a bird.
palliament (s) (noun), palliaments, (pl)
A robe, gown; the white gown of a candidate for the Roman consulship.
palliate (PAL ee ayt") (verb), palliates; palliated; palliating
1. To reduce the severity of; to relieve slightly; to mitigate: To palliate a disease or its symptoms is to make them less severe or unpleasant without removing the causes of them.
2. To ease or to reduce the effect or intensity of something: Thomas tried hard to palliate his sad feelings for the loss of his mother, but it wasn’t possible.
3. To cover up; to hide; to conceal: Jack often lies to his parents and palliates his actions by saying that it is all right because all of his friends lie to their mothers and fathers, too.
4. To make less emphatic or pronounced; to moderate, mitigate, qualify or tone down; especially, regarding one's actions or comments: Eddie palliated or tried to excuse the statement he made at the dining table during dinner when he said that his sister was engaged to be married, even though she wasn’t!
5. To take up a more moderate explanation, to compromise; to rationalize: Rebecca palliated the fact of not getting the job she applied for by saying that it was too far from her home or that the employer didn’t like her, instead of saying that she didn’t qualify for it.
6. To disguise the seriousness or gravity of an offense: There is no way to excuse or to palliate Bill's son of his bad behavior.

To palliate is to consider some wrong action or behavior to be less wrong than it has been considered to be, or someone palliates a crime in order to hide or to conceal its enormity or its brutality.

7. Etymology: from Latin palliare, "to cloak, to cover".
To ease pain without curing the cause.
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To attempt to decrease or to conceal the serousness of a crime with excuses.
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palliated (adjective), more palliated, most palliated
Cloaked; covered over, concealed; superficially healed; extenuated.
palliation (s) (noun), palliations (pl)
1. The cloaking or concealing (of an act, etc.); that which serves to conceal or hide; a cloak, or a covering.
2. The action of disguising or seeking to make less conspicuous, the enormity of (a crime, etc.) by excuses and apologies; extenuation; excuse.
3. The alleviation of the symptoms and incidents of disease without curing it; hence, alleviation, mitigation, and temporary relief.
palliative (PAL ee ay" tiv, PAL ee uh tiv) (adjective), more palliative, most palliative
1. Referring to a reduction of the severity of or an alleviation of symptoms without curing the underlying disease.
2. Relating to an agent that alleviates or eases a painful or uncomfortable condition.
3. Serving to relieve (a disease) superficially or temporarily, or to mitigate or alleviate (pain or other suffering).
4. A reference to cloaking or to concealing something from others.
palliative (s) (noun), palliatives (pl)
Someone who provides medical therapy or a drug that relieves the symptoms of a physical disorder but which does not cure it: A person who treats the symptoms of widespread cancer is considered to be a palliative.
palliative care (s) (noun), palliative cares (pl)
1. A series of approaches of specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses:Palliative care emphasizes on providing patients with relief from the symptoms of pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness.

The objectives of palliative cares involve therapies that are meant to improve the quality of life for both the patients and their families.

Palliative care is provided by a team of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other health professionals who work together with the primary care physician or other specialists in order to provide extra support even for patients who don't have the aid of hospital or hospice staff.

Palliative care can be provided in several places including hospitals, in the patient's home, as part of other community palliative care programs, and in skilled nursing facilities.

Palliative care makes use of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care by relying on input from pharmacists, nurses, chaplains, social workers, psychologists, and other allied health professionals in formulating a plan of care to relieve suffering in all of the areas of a patient's life.

This multidisciplinary approach allows the palliative care group to address physical, emotional, spiritual and social concerns that develop with advanced illnesses.

2. Etymology: derived from Latin palliare, "to cloak" and refers to specialized medical care for people who have serious illnesses.
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palliative treatment (s) (noun), palliative treatments (pl)
Therapy that is designed to relieve or to reduce the intensity of uncomfortable symptoms of an ailment but not to produce a cure of it: Some kinds of palliative treatment include the use of narcotics to relieve pain in a patient who has advanced cancer, the creation of a colostomy to bypass an inoperable obstructing lesion of the bowel, and the debridement or the medical removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy flesh in a patient.
palliatively (adverb), more palliatively, most palliatively
In a palliative manner, in a way that serves to lighten, to mitigate, or to make something less severe.
palliator (s) (noun), palliators (pl)
1. Someone who declares that faults or offences be glossed over or that mistakes or wrongdoings seem less serious than they really are: Timothy seemed to be a palliator in that he thought the car accident he caused wasn't as bad as his parents thought!
2. Etymology: from Latin palliat, "cloaked"; from palliare, "to cloak, from pallium, "cloak".

A cloak is a type of loose garment that is worn over indoor clothing and serves the same purpose as an overcoat; it protects the wearer from the cold, rain or wind, for example, or it may form part of a fashionable outfit or uniform.

Although the cartoon is presenting a verb, it also serves as an example of a pallator.

To strive to make a wrongdoing less serious than it really is.
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palliatory (adjective), more palliatory, most palliatory
Characterized by palliation; having the function or effect of palliating.
palliocardiac (noun), more palliocardiac, most palliocardiac
Pertaining to the mantle and the viscero-pericardial sac of a cephaopod.
palliopedal (noun), more palliopedal, most palliopedal
Pertaining to the mantle and foot of a mollusc.