alleviation alleviation  /ə ˌli vi ˈeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
  2. (n) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The poverty alleviation benefits are magnified when microloans are supplemented with savings and insurance products.
  2. HE is a man who believes, on logical grounds, that humanity should be allowed any possible escape from its misery, any feasible alleviation of despair, such as a drink.
  3. But the run of the profession know little beyond immediate teeth conditions and their alleviation.

News

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Reduces Depression and Suicide Risk

    Neurological Wellness Center physicians report the alleviation of depression is a predictable outcome of perispinal Enbrel treatment for traumatic brain injury. There is now substantial and accumulating basic science and clinical evidence linking neuro-inflammation with severe depression. (PRWeb June 07, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10756643.htm
    on June 7, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "The issue of development and poverty alleviation around the world is too important to allow us to be distracted by these proceedings that are ongoing internally to the World Bank," McCormack said.
    on May 8, 2007 By: Sean McCormack Source: Channel News Asia

  2. Merkel wrote that Germany, before the summit, put forward "a concept for action that foresees a short-term alleviation of the acute food situation, but also a long-term strategy to increase worldwide agricultural production."
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Angela Merkel Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "To me, the most grievous circumstance is the maltreatment of the people in Gaza, who are literally starving and have no hope at this time," Carter told the liberal Haaretz newspaper. "They're being treated like savages. The alleviation of...
    on Jun 14, 2009 By: Jimmy Carter Source: AFP

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