- Main Entry: pal·li·ate
- Pronunciation: \ˈpa-lē-ˌāt\
- Function: transitive verb
1 : to reduce the violence of (a disease); also : to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease
3 : to moderate the intensity of
— pal·li·a·tion \ˌpa-lē-ˈā-shən\ noun
— pal·li·a·tor \ˈpa-lē-ˌā-tər\ noun
Recently used: Side effects of radiation treatment were explained in detail to this patient. The patient understands this is for palliation.
NOTE: I wish they would get the dang machine fixed so we can get on with the palliation!