Provisional vs Palliative - What's the difference?

provisional | palliative |


As nouns the difference between provisional and palliative

is that provisional is a member of the while palliative is (medicine) something that palliates, particularly a palliative medicine.

As an adjective palliative is

serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate.

provisional

English

Adjective

(head)
  • temporary
  • Noun

  • (philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
  • palliative

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate.
  • (medicine) Minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the (usually incurable) disease.
  • Synonyms

    * (medicine)

    Coordinate terms

    * (medicine) analgesic, lenitive

    See also

    * (Palliative care)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) Something that palliates, particularly a palliative medicine.
  • The radiation and chemotherapy were only palliatives .