Part of speech: adjective

Tending to palliate.

Part of speech: noun

That which serves to palliate.

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Usage examples "palliative":

  1. In advanced cases, it is only possible to relieve the patient's suffering by palliative measures. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. Then, on the whole, competition was not a palliative of the profit system? - "Equality", Edward Bellamy.
  3. If you will allow me to watch the case, he resumed, under the superintendence of my respected colleague, I shall be happy to submit to approval any palliative treatment which may occur to me. - "Jezebel's Daughter", Wilkie Collins.