Definition of palliate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

palliate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpælieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælieɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they palliate
BrE BrE//ˈpælieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælieɪt//
 
he / she / it palliates
BrE BrE//ˈpælieɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælieɪts//
 
past simple palliated
BrE BrE//ˈpælieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælieɪtɪd//
 
past participle palliated
BrE BrE//ˈpælieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælieɪtɪd//
 
-ing form palliating
BrE BrE//ˈpælieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælieɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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palliate something (formal) to make a disease or an illness less painful or unpleasant without curing it Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin palliat- ‘cloaked’, from the verb palliare, from pallium ‘cloak’.
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