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Meaning of palliative

pal•li•a•tive

Pronunciation: (pal'ē-ā"tiv, -ē-u-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to palliate.
—n.
  1. something that palliates.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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