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English definition of “relief”

relief

noun  /rɪˈlif/ us  

relief noun (HAPPINESS)

[U] a feeling of happiness that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended: She breathed a sigh of relief when she finished her exams. [U] Relief also means the reduction or end of pain: Aspirin may give you some relief.

relief noun (HELP)

[U] food, money, or services for people in need: disaster relief

relief noun (WORK OF ART)

[C/U] the building up of parts of a surface to form a picture or design that can be seen above the background, or a work of art made by this method: [C] the reliefs of the Parthenon
(Definition of relief from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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