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verb [transitive] formal alleviate pronunciation in British English /əˈliːvieɪt/
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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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 alleviate pronunciation in British English /əˌliːviˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ [uncountable]

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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