The act of alleviating; relief or mitigation(noun)
The act of reducing pain or anything else unpleasant; easement(noun)
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Use "alleviation" in a sentence
"Obama's stimulus plan has only exaggerated this fake recovery by funneling money into tax breaks and the short-term alleviation of state deficits, and now that the states are not getting another fix of federal aid, they will be forced to impose massive layoffs and reductions to needed social services."
"“Energy independence,” whether accurately or not, offers alleviation from a specific fear and a promise of abundance."
"If the Antigonish Movement ultimately asked more of consumer co-operation and credit unionism than they were able to deliver, that in no way detracts from the energy its adherents devoted to their cause, nor from the short-to-medium term alleviation of suffering, the enhancement of human dignity and the restoration of hope which they accomplished."