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English definition of “respite”

respite

noun [U, no plural]     /ˈrespaɪt/ US  /ˈrespɪt/
a short period of rest from something difficult or unpleasant : The weekend was a brief respite from the pressures of work .Pauses and interludesPeaceful and tranquilDelaying and wasting time
(Definition of respite noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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