alleviate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈli.vi.eɪt/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
alleviate

Third-person singular
alleviates

Past tense
alleviated

Past participle
alleviated

Present participle
alleviating

  1. If you alleviate pain, suffering, or an unpleasant condition, you make it less intense or severe.
    Nowadays, a great deal can be done to alleviate back pain.

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