Alleviation

Definition of Alleviation

Al`le`vi`a´tion
n.1.The act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or severity; mitigation; relief.
2.That which mitigates, or makes more tolerable.
I have not wanted such alleviations of life as friendship could supply.
- Johnson.

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