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Noun: palliation  ,pa-lee'ey-shun
  1. Easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
  2. To act in such a way as to cause an offence to seem less serious
    - extenuation, mitigation

Derived forms: palliations

Type of: alleviation, decrease, diminution, easement, easing, reduction, relief, step-down

Encyclopedia: Palliation