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Definition of alleviate:

  1. To extenuate; to palliate.
  2. To lighten or lessen ( physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; - opposed to aggravate.
  3. To lighten or lessen the force or weight of.


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