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Definition of Palliate


  1. Covered with a mant/e; cloaked; disguised.
  2. Eased; mitigated; alleviated.
  3. To cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide.
  4. To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate; as, to palliate faults.
  5. To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; to ease withhout curing; as, to palliate a disease.