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palliativenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpæl.i.ə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
specialized medical a ​drug or ​medicaltreatment that ​reducespain without ​curing the ​cause of the ​pain formal something that makes a ​problemseem less ​serious but does not ​solve the ​problem or make it ​disappear: We ​wantlong-termsolutions, not ​short-term palliatives.
palliative
adjective uk   us   specialized
palliative ​care
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