verb transitiveWord forms: ˈpalliˌated or ˈpalliˌating
to lessen the pain or severity of without actually
curing; alleviate; ease
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Word origin of 'palliate'< pp. of LL palliare, to conceal, cloak, back-form. < L palliatus, cloaked < pallium, a cloak