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English definition of “relief”

relief

noun [S or U] (HAPPINESS)    /rɪˈliːf/
B2 a feeling of happiness that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended: [+ to infinitive] It was such a relief to hear that Marta was found safe and well. After the exam, I felt an incredible sense of relief. "James can't come tonight." "Well, that's a relief!" to seek/find/provide relief from the heat/cold/pain/noiseRelieved and thankful
(Definition of relief noun (HAPPINESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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