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verb [transitive] formal alleviate pronunciation in British English /əˈliːvieɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyalleviate
he/she/italleviates
present participlealleviating
past tensealleviated
past participlealleviated
  1. to make something less painful, severe, or serious
    The doctor has prescribed some drugs to alleviate the pain.
    The UN’s most important objective is to alleviate world poverty.
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alleviation

 alleviate pronunciation in British English /əˌliːviˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ [uncountable]

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