Definition of palliation in English:

palliation

noun

  • See palliate

    • ‘The goal of conventional treatment is palliation.’
    • ‘Antiperspirants can provide useful palliation in patients with moderate hyperhidrosis, but in severe cases they are ineffective.’
    • ‘The aggressive end stage management of these patients sharply contrasted with the palliation of terminal cancer patients.’
    • ‘This study suggests that active involvement by caregivers committed to palliation can help alleviate the suffering of children dying from cancer.’
    • ‘His own poems are less frequently direct expressions of anger than palliations of it.’

Pronunciation

palliation

/palɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/