al·le·vi·a·tion /-ˌlɪvɪˈeʃən/ 名詞
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.
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]