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palliative

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palliative/ˈpæliˌeɪtɪv/
British/ˈpæliətɪv/noun
pluralpalliatives
palliative
/ˈpæliˌeɪtɪv/British/ˈpæliətɪv/
noun
pluralpalliatives
Learner's definition of PALLIATIVE  
[count]
medical  : something that reduces the effects or symptoms of a medical condition without curing it
formal  : something that is intended to make a bad situation seem better but that does not really improve the situation

— palliative

adjective
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