pal·li·a·tive (pălē-ā′tĭv, -ē-ə-tĭv)
1. Tending or serving to palliate.
2. Alleviating the symptoms of a disease or disorder, especially one that is terminal, when a cure is not available.
One that palliates, especially a palliative drug or medicine.
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