/euh lee"vee ay'tiv, -euh tiv/, adj.
1. Also, alleviatory /euh lee"vee euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/. serving to alleviate; palliative.
2. Obs. alleviation (def. 2).
[1665-75; ALLEVIATE + -IVE]

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