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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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  • Murray hopes workout eases NFL draft concerns
    Quarterback Aaron Murray still has some convincing to do after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in late November. Even so, Murray believes he alleviated many potential concerns about his health after working out in front of 23 NFL teams at Georgia's pro day Wednesday. Murray said he felt ''no limitations'' despite wearing a brace on his l Read more on this news related to 'Alleviated'
  • Medical marijuana bill passes Assembly
    Marylanders with serious medical conditions that could be alleviated by marijuana would gain access to the drug with a physician's consent under legislation passed by the General Assembly Monday. Read more on this news related to 'Alleviated'
  • Coeliac disease and Gluten intolerance could be alleviated after Molecule discovery
    A key molecule that could lead to new therapies for people with coeliac disease, an often painful and currently untreatable autoimmune disorder, has been discovered by researchers at McMaster University in Canada. Read more on this news related to 'Alleviated'

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