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palliative

Synonyms of palliative in English:

adjective

  • 1 palliative medicine
    soothing, alleviating, sedative, calmative;
    for the terminally ill
  • noun

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  • 1 antibiotics and palliatives
    painkiller, analgesic, pain reliever, sedative, tranquilizer, anodyne, calmative, opiate, bromide
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