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verb [transitive] formal     alleviate pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
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 pronunciation in British English
/əˌliːviˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ [uncountable]

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a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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