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relieving

verb , present participle of relieve

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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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