Definition of alleviator in US English:



  • See alleviate

    • ‘Also not a brand-new offering, this company offers herbal alternatives in the form of sunblock, bug repellent, muscle pain alleviator, and poison oak and ivy soap.’
    • ‘Drug use becomes more attractive as an alleviator of stress and strain and as a means of escape from a harsh reality.’
    • ‘The Lyonnaise poutine is one of the best hangover alleviators I've ever tried: thick, rough-cut fries, a very pungent peppercorn sauce, curds of squeaky-fresh cheese, fried ground beef and thinly sliced onions.’
    • ‘Hang in there and it will subside: if not, you need not an agony aunt but an agony alleviator.’