alleviator

alleviator
noun
1. a therapist who makes suffering more endurable
Derivationally related forms: ↑alleviate
Hypernyms: ↑therapist, ↑healer
2. remedy that alleviates pain without curing
Syn: ↑palliative, ↑alleviant
Derivationally related forms: ↑alleviate, ↑alleviate (for: ↑alleviant), ↑palliative (for: ↑palliative)
Hypernyms: ↑remedy, ↑curative, ↑cure, ↑therapeutic

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