alleviation

Definitions of alleviation
  1. noun
    the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    synonyms: easement, easing, relief
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    spasmolysis
    the relaxation or relief of muscle spasms
    detente
    the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
    palliation
    easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
    liberalisation, liberalization, relaxation
    the act of making less strict
    decompressing, decompression
    relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
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    decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    the act of decreasing or reducing something
  2. noun
    the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    synonyms: assuagement, relief
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    comfort
    a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
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