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relief/rɪˈliːf/noun
pluralreliefs
relief
/rɪˈliːf/
noun
pluralreliefs
Learner's definition of RELIEF  
: a pleasant and relaxed feeling that someone has when something unpleasant stops or does not happen
[noncount]
[singular]
[noncount]  : the removal or reducing of something that is painful or unpleasant
[noncount] 
: things (such as food, money, or medicine) that are given to help people who are victims of a war, earthquake, flood, etc.
   b  chiefly US, old-fashioned  : money that is given by the government to poor people : welfare
[noncount]  : a person or group that replaces another person or group that needs rest or has finished a period of work — often used before another noun
: something that is enjoyable and that replaces for a short time something that is boring, unpleasant, or difficult
[singular]
[noncount]
[noncount]  : a way of decorating wood, stone, metal, etc., with designs that stick out above the surface
   b  [count]  : a work of art with designs that stick out above the surface
— see also bas-relief
[noncount]  : a situation in which something is more noticeable when it is compared to something else
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