palliative

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From Middle French palliatif, from New Latin *palliativus, from Medieval Latin palliare (to cloak), from Latin pallium (a cloak).

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palliative (comparative more palliative, superlative most palliative)

  1. Serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate.
  2. (medicine) Minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the (usually incurable) disease.

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palliative (plural palliatives)

  1. (medicine) Something that palliates, particularly a palliative medicine.
    The radiation and chemotherapy were only palliatives.

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palliative f

  1. feminine form of palliatif

Italian[edit]

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palliative

  1. feminine plural of palliativo