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alleviation (n.)

early 15c., "mitigation, relief," from Medieval Latin alleviationem (nominative alleviatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of alleviare "lift up, raise," figuratively "to lighten (a burden), comfort, console," from assimilated form of Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + levis "light" in weight (from PIE root *legwh- "not heavy, having little weight").

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Definitions of alleviation from WordNet

alleviation (n.)
the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced;
Synonyms: relief / assuagement
alleviation (n.)
the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance);
Synonyms: easing / easement / relief
From wordnet.princeton.edu