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English definition of “relieve”

relieve

verb [T] (LESSEN PAIN)   /rɪˈliv/
to make something bad or painful less severe: The addition to the school will relieve overcrowding. She was given morphine to relieve the pain. To relieve yourself is to excrete urine.
(Definition of relieve verb (LESSEN PAIN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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