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.
(philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
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.
* (medicine) analgesic, lenitive
* (Palliative care)
(medicine) Something that palliates, particularly a palliative medicine.
- The radiation and chemotherapy were only palliatives .