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Alleviated Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    alleviated adj : (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear [syn: eased, relieved]
Alleviated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Alleviate \Al*le"vi*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alleviated; p. pr. & vb. n. Alleviating.] [LL. alleviare, fr. L. ad + levis light. See Alegge, Levity.]
  1. To lighten or lessen the force or weight of. [Obs.] Should no others join capable to alleviate the expense. --Evelyn. Those large bladders . . . conduce much to the alleviating of the body [of flying birds]. --Ray.
  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. The calamity of the want of the sense of hearing is much alleviated by giving the use of letters. --Bp. Horsley.
  3. To extenuate; to palliate. [R.] He alleviates his fault by an excuse. --Johnson. Syn: To lessen; diminish; soften; mitigate; assuage; abate; relieve; nullify; allay. Usage: To Alleviate, Mitigate, Assuage, Allay. These words have in common the idea of relief from some painful state; and being all figurative, they differ in their application, according to the image under which this idea is presented. Alleviate supposes a load which is lightened or taken off; as, to alleviate one's cares. Mitigate supposes something fierce which is made mild; as, to mitigate one's anguish. Assuage supposes something violent which is quieted; as, to assuage one's sorrow. Allay supposes something previously excited, but now brought down; as, to allay one's suffering or one's thirst. To alleviate the distresses of life; to mitigate the fierceness of passion or the violence of grief; to assuage angry feeling; to allay wounded sensibility.
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* Just because the solutions of problems are not visible at any particular time does not mean that those problems will never be alleviated -- or confined to tolerable dimensions. History has a way of changing the very terms in which problems operate and of leaving them, in the end, unsolved, to be sure, yet strangely deflated of their original meaning and importance. - M. I. Abramowitz

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  • Opposition to affordable housing to be alleviated
    Genuine consultation with the community could prevent strong opposition to affordable housing projects and the redevelopment of public housing in the territory, an expert says. Read more on this news related to 'Alleviated'
  • Limited supply of final tickets on sale today
    Munster final ticket fever has been alleviated, if only a little, by news that a limited number of terrace tickets will be on sale today. Read more on this news related to 'Alleviated'
  • Coastal reclamation work not hampering vessels: Johor Port
    PASIR GUDANG: The Johor Port Authority (JPA) has alleviated fears that the recent coastal reclamation work along the Johor Straits will affect the navigation of vessels along the waterway. Read more on this news related to 'Alleviated'

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