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English noun: alleviation

1. alleviation (feeling) the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

SamplesAs he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief.

Synonymsassuagement, relief

Broader (hypernym)comfort

2. alleviation (act) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

SamplesHe asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain.

Synonymseasement, easing, relief

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

Narrower (hyponym)decompressing, decompression, detente, liberalisation, liberalization, palliation, relaxation, spasmolysis

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