alleviation

Definitions of alleviation
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n the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

Synonyms:
easement, easing, relief
Types:
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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)
Type of:
decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
the act of decreasing or reducing something

n the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

Synonyms:
assuagement, relief
Type of:
comfort
a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment

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