[ UK /ɐlˌiːvɪˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /əˌɫiviˈeɪʃən/ ]
  1. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief
  2. the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain
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How To Use alleviation In A Sentence

  • But at the time the only alleviation remained the institution of workhouses, although philanthropists were constructing almshouses, cheap housing for the poor.
  • It is, however, to be wished there were more such "cliquey" people in our midst, for they are always conspicuously at the fore in supporting by their influence and their money every good cause which has for its object the alleviation of suffering and the improvement of the people. A Tale of One City: the New Birmingham Papers Reprinted from the "Midland Counties Herald"
  • However, one thing is certain, researchers say: Fatigue has been shown to have independent long-term prognostic implications in patients with heart failure, suggesting that fatigue needs to be effectively evaluated not only because symptom alleviation is a target for treatment, but also because of the potential for the treatment of fatigue to influence the prognosis in patients with heart failure. - latest science and technology news stories
  • The cost reduction achieved in this way will benefit patients and the society in burden alleviation.
  • If the potential human and economic costs are high enough, engineers who work with floodwater alleviation systems always design them with some sort of fail-safe mechanism.
  • Human lives suffer from miseries and deprivations of various kinds, some more amenable to alleviation than others.
  • The remedies resorted to, afforded temporary relief; and great was her thankfulness for the alleviation from what she described as anguish -- anguish -- anguish! A Brief Memoir with Portions of the Diary, Letters, and Other Remains, of Eliza Southall, Late of Birmingham, England
  • Search for alleviation and cure is a very basic human reaction, as shrines from Lourdes to high-tech oncology clinics testify.
  • The skilful and careful work of veterinary surgeons and scientists leads to the alleviation of human and animal suffering. Times, Sunday Times
  • In a case where two propositions are diametrically opposite, the mind believes that which is least incomprehensible; — it is easier to suppose that the universe has existed from all eternity than to conceive a being beyond its limits capable of creating it: if the mind sinks beneath the weight of one, is it an alleviation to increase the intolerability of the burthen? The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
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