One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Measures to be taken against flooding can be strategic and alleviative to reduce both incidence and severity.’
- ‘The duty-free importation of considerable quantities of frozen meat constitutes an alleviative measure for the consumers.’
- ‘However, the problem is becoming alleviative due to the rapid reduction in the costs of computer hardware.’
- ‘Chinese authorities are reportedly open to a team of Indian engineers and hydrologists to visit the 5 km lake that has built up behind the dam and assist with alleviative measures.’
- ‘It makes sense that in context the word ‘therapeutic’ is narrowly describing something which is healing or alleviative.’
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