Synonyms of 'palliative'
1 drugDictionary, painkiller, sedativeInsulin merely acts as a palliative.
2 temporary measure, stopgap, temporary expedientThe loan was a palliative, not a cure, for their financial troubles.
It is not an acceptable long term solution, just a stopgap.
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An analgesic is an analgesic drug.
The hospital advised an analgesic for shoulder pains.
Thesaurus for palliative from the Collins English Thesaurus
A palliative is a drug or medical treatment that relieves suffering without treating the cause of the suffering.