- n. 辩解；缓和剂；暂时姑息的手段
- adj. 缓和的；掩饰的；可斟酌的
1、palli- + -ative.
2、字面含义为：cloaked, cover with a cloak, conceal. => alleviate without curing.
- palliative (adj.)
- early 15c., from Middle French palliatif (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin palliativus "under cloak, covert," from Late Latin palliatus (see palliate). As a noun, recorded from 1724.
- 1. The increase in the number of rooms available in private homes acted as a palliative to the general accommodation shortage.
- 2. The loan was a palliative, not a cure, for ever-increasing financial troubles.
- 3. More frequently some form of local palliative operation is done.
- 4. Treatment of electrical burns is palliative.
- 5. This is only a palliative.
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