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relieve


relieve

verb

Definition of RELIEVE

1
to make more bearable or less severe <an ice pack will relieve the swelling>
2
to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers <the bellhop relieved him of his luggage and led him to the elevator>
Near Antonyms bog (down), fetter, hamper, restrain, shackle, subject, weigh down, weight (down)
3
to take the place of <at daybreak a soldier arrived to relieve the one who had spent the night on guard duty>
Related Words preempt, usurp

March 06, 2015
eolian Hear it
Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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