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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.

Usage examples (40)
  • Although the shot was painful, it would be palliative for what ailed him.
  • The getting-over-it approach is to continue to actively work to reduce and debunk the misconceptions and stigma associated with the term palliative care.
  • There is a combined program with Critical Care Medicine in palliative care.
  • A short-term palliative looks like it is turning into a long-term obstacle to the solution. for more
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