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alleviate
used in Middlemarch

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to lessen something that is bad — especially to lessen pain
  • Their effect was not alleviating to poor Fred, who, however, unwilling as he said to believe that he was "in for an illness," rose at his usual easy hour the next morning and went down-stairs meaning to breakfast, but succeeded in nothing but in sitting and shivering by the fire.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (35% in)

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