Palliative

Adjective

  • (medicine) Minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the (usually incurable) disease.
  • Serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate.

Noun

  • (medicine) Something that palliates, particularly a palliative medicine.

    "The radiation and chemotherapy were only palliatives."

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