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Adjective palliative has 1 sense
  1. alleviative, alleviatory, lenitive, mitigative, mitigatory, palliative - moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
    Antonym: intensifying (indirect, via moderating)
Noun palliative has 1 sense
  1. palliative, alleviant, alleviator - remedy that alleviates pain without curing
    --1 is a kind of remedy, curative, cure
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