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This dries the tear, alleviates the sorrow, fills the blank.

Time softens and alleviates all troubles, and this was no exception.

We get plenty of lemons and ice from the Sanitary Commission which alleviates our discomforts considerably.

But time, which alleviates all other evils, only encreased mine; and they were now become almost insupportable.

In cases of asthmatic affections, it alleviates the most distressing symptoms, and shortens the duration of the paroxysms.

If you have, you will know how 'owning up' soothes the savage breast and alleviates the gnawings of remorse.

A medicine for the most diverse ills, it alleviates both the pains of poverty and the boredom of riches.

Ang biks mualibyu (mupaalibyu) sa sip-un, Vicks alleviates a cold.

If you have, you will know how "owning up" soothes the savage breast and alleviates the gnawings of remorse.

When an Indian is sorrow-stricken over the death of a friend or relative, he alleviates his suffering by killing some one else.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French allevier or directly from Late Latin alleviatus, past participle of alleviare "to lighten," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + levis "light" in weight (see lever). Related: Alleviated; alleviating.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.