1. moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
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How To Use alleviative In A Sentence

  • Notably, John F. Kennedy took medicine cabinets of alleviative medications for back pain, among other problems. The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post
  • I request that if he has brought any form of opium with him he will give it to me, and we enter into a stipulation that he will come to me for any opiate or other alleviative which he may desire. The Opium Habit
  • Measures to be taken against flooding can be strategic and alleviative to reduce both incidence and severity.
  • No song, no dance, no tobacco, no liquor, no alleviative of life -- only toil and church - going; so says a voice from his face; and the face is the face of the Polynesian Esau, but the voice is the voice of a Jacob from a different world. In the South Seas
  • When the most powerful alleviative known to medical science has bestowed the last Judas kiss which is necessary to emasculate its victim, and, sure of the prey, substitutes stabbing for blandishment, what alleviative, stronger than the strongest, shall soothe such doom? The Opium Habit
  • Dagger Flower," contains chemically an "oleo-resin," which is purgative to the liver in material doses, and specially alleviative against bilious sickness when taken of much reduced strength by reason of its acting as a similar. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • However, the problem is becoming alleviative due to the rapid reduction in the costs of computer hardware.
  • Aunt Helen and grannie put me to bed, where I yelled with pain for hours like a mad Red Indian, despite their applying every alleviative possible. My Brilliant Career
  • _ "I have been bronchitic and asthmatic for twenty years, and have never known an alleviative so immediately efficacious as 'Anisette.' Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • Chinese authorities are reportedly open to a team of Indian engineers and hydrologists to visit the 5 km lake that has built up behind the dam and assist with alleviative measures.
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