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verb [transitive] formal     alleviate pronunciation in American English
/əˈliviˌeɪt/
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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 U.N.’s most important objective is to alleviate world poverty.

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     alleviation pronunciation in American English
/əˌliviˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ [uncountable]
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