palliate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈpælieɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theypalliate
he/she/itpalliates
present participlepalliating
past tensepalliated
past participlepalliated
  1. 1
    formal to make something bad seem less serious
  2. 2
    medical to reduce the pain or other bad effects of an illness without curing it completely