palliate :

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  • v  lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  • v  provide physical relief, as from pain

  • There was little point to palliate the feelings of the opponent team after it was mercilessly mauled by unsportsmanlike and foul means.
  • Swineflu is known to be pandemic but the health care folks have not been able to palliate the suffering of the people who have caught the virus .
  • Silence is very important to palliate hearing loss.
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  • Mutations in mantled howler provoked by disturbances in habitat
    The disturbances of the habitat could be affecting the populations of the mantled howler, or golden-mantled howling monkey, (Alouatta palliate Mexicana) who in an extreme case could be developing mutations that make them less resistant to diseases and climate events.
    Nov. 28, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Dr Anna Pou in ABC News
    I did not kill any of those patients,Pou told ABC News. "What we did was take care of those patients to the best of our abilities : The intent was to palliate pain."
  • Samuel West in Times Online
    There was a moment in rehearsals when I accidentally picked up his script, and he picked up mine,says West. "And on my script I'd written: 'Palliate the follies I can neither avoid nor deny.' On his, he'd written: 'Pick up boot.' So we do...

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