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relieving

adjective

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relieving

verb
present participle of relieve

Synonyms & Antonyms of relieving (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make more bearable or less severe
  • an ice pack will relieve the swelling

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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

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3 to take the place of
  • at daybreak a soldier arrived to relieve the one who had spent the night on guard duty

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“Relieving.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/relieving. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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