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adjective as in corrective

adjective as in emollient

adjective as in soothing

noun as in alleviation

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  • salving

noun as in balm

noun as in lotion

noun as in mitigating circumstances

noun as in saving grace

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Example Sentences

Jhaimy requested a consultation with the palliative care team, which specializes in helping critically ill patients and their families make treatment decisions.

Several patients who were sent home for palliative care rebounded and lived, thanks to the presence and support of their friends and family who couldn't be with them inside of the hospital, the officials said.

A day later, Winston’s family got a call from a member of the palliative care team, recommending she move to hospice, they said.

He said he would be “very worried about trying to manage that” in home hospice, and that dying patients at his hospital were provided palliative support through an inpatient program.

The palliative care service was available to patients from hospitals across New York City.

Palliative sedation would have relieved her pain, it is true.

She said, 'I have learnt that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital.

Yet now, Obama has need for more—much more—than a jolly, ruddy dude who serves as a racial palliative.

I found a solution in palliative care—which is dedicated to minimizing pain and keeping the chronically ill out of the hospital.

This is palliative care—a return of some control to people during a passage in life that is uncontrollable.

Yes, but in my friend's opinion, as you will see if you read on a little further, this journey is only a palliative measure.

So palliative; but all the stark wickedness that actually gives the momentum to national actors.

No measure, therefore, could be more than a palliative until they got a "Republican" system of education.

No ameliorative, no palliative, no restrictive, no remedial measure will avail.

The operation is useful as a diagnostic or palliative measure.


On this page you'll find 302 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to palliative, such as: curative, disciplinary, punitive, remedial, therapeutic, and reformatory.

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