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Meaning of alleviate

al•le•vi•ate

Pronunciation: (u-lē'vē-āt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate: to alleviate sorrow; to alleviate pain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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