Palliative



[pal-ee-ey-tiv, -ee-uh-tiv] /ˈpæl iˌeɪ tɪv, -i ə tɪv/

adjective
1.
serving to .
noun
2.
something that .
/ˈpælɪətɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to palliate; relieving without curing
noun
2.
something that palliates, such as a sedative drug or agent
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French palliatif (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin palliativus “under cloak, covert,” from Late Latin palliatus (see palliate). As a noun, recorded from 1724.

palliative pal·li·a·tive (pāl’ē-ā’tĭv, -ē-ə-tĭv)
adj.
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.
pal’li·a’tive·ly adv.

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