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alleviate
used in Oliver Twist

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to lessen something that is bad — especially to lessen pain
  • ...thoughts that crowd upon the mind, and make the heart beat violently, and the breath come thick, by the force of the images they conjure up before it; the desperate anxiety to be doing something to relieve the pain, or lessen the danger, which we have no power to alleviate; the sinking of soul and spirit, which the sad remembrance of our helplessness produces; what tortures can equal these; what reflections or endeavours can, in the full tide and fever of the time, allay them!
    Chapter 33 — Wherein the Happiness of Oliver and His Friends, Experiences.... (75% in)

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