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Definition of palliation:

  1. Mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease.
  2. That which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of being covered or disguised.
  3. The act of palliating, or state of being palliated; extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults, offenses, vices.

Synonyms:

ease, alleviation, increase, relief, mitigation, assuagement, extenuation, moderation.

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