The work of alleviating a lightening of fat or extent mitigation relief
- the sensation that comes whenever one thing burdensome is removed or reduced
- the work of lowering anything unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
- The act of alleviating; a lightening of body weight or seriousness; mitigation; relief.
- whatever mitigates, or makes more tolerable.
early 15c., from center French aleviacion or straight from Medieval Latin alleviationem (nominative alleviatio), noun of action from past participle stem of alleviare (see alleviate).
(letter.) The work of alleviating; a lightening of weight or extent; minimization; relief.
- (letter.) What mitigates, or makes much more tolerable.
Corps about Gilgenberg had received the most poverty-stricken district in the whole region, and to secure some alleviation for the sufferings of his men he incautiously extended his cantonments till they came in contact with the Russian outposts.