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To relieve or alleviate pain - synonyms or related words

relieve

verb

to make pain or another bad physical feeling less unpleasant

ease

verb

to make a problem, bad situation, or pain less severe

deaden

verb

to make a feeling or a pain less strong

numb

verb

to cause a very strong feeling of pain to disappear or become weaker

soothe

verb

to make something less sore or painful

palliate

verb

medical

to reduce the pain or other bad effects of an illness without curing it completely

kill

verb

to stop pain

alleviate

verb

formal

to make something less painful, severe, or serious

assuage

verb

formal

to make an unpleasant or painful feeling less severe

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… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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