Definition Of relieve


cause (pain, distress, or difficulty) to become less severe or serious.

the drug was used to promote sleep and to relieve pain

make (something) stand out.

the twilight relieving in purple masses the foliage of the island

release (someone) from duty by taking their place.

another signalman relieved him at 5:30

take (a burden) from someone.

he relieved her of her baggage

urinate or defecate (used euphemistically).

He even drank some of the water and relieved himself where I had told him to.

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Example Of relieve

  • A teaspoon of oil added to a hot bath will also help to relieve muscular aches and pains.

  • After having Otis relieve him for his 20-minute lunch break he went outside to find Mia waiting for him.

  • And I was actually relieved when he left because that kind of ended it for me.

  • Antibiotics and painkillers can temporarily relieve symptoms such as swelling and pain but they are not long-term solutions.

  • Aspirin or acetaminophen can relieve the discomfort associated with cold sores.

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