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English Dictionary: alleviation by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
alleviation
n
  1. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
    Synonym(s): relief, alleviation, assuagement
  2. the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
    Synonym(s): easing, easement, alleviation, relief
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Alleviation \Al*le`vi*a"tion\, n. [LL. alleviatio.]
      1. The act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or
            severity; mitigation; relief.
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