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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 al·le·vi·a·tion /-ˌlɪvɪˈeʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·le·vi·a·tion n.
 1. The act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or severity; mitigation; relief.
 2. That which mitigates, or makes more tolerable.
    I have not wanted such alleviations of life as friendship could supply.   --Johnson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed
           or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly
           flooded with relief" [syn: relief, assuagement]
      2: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or
         annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the
         constant pain" [syn: easing, easement, relief]