Meaning of “palliative” in the English Dictionary

"palliative" in British English

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palliativenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpæl.i.ə.tɪv/ us /ˈpæl.i.ə.t̬ɪv/
palliative
adjective uk us specialized

palliative care

(Definition of “palliative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)